Lace Event France: Couvige La Rue aux Dentellières, Exoudun – June 14, 2014

Couvige La Rue aux Dentellières, Exoudun  (Niort, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes)
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place: The streets of Exoudun and Place de l’égkuse, 79800
Website: http://tinyurl.com/mgtttd8
Information:  Annie Cassagnes +33 (0) 5 49 27 51 86, annie.cassagnes@wanadoo.fr

A lace market will be held in the church square.
An exhibition of lace will be held in two rooms in the town hall.

exoudun   Exoudun map

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Lace Event UK: Birmingham Millennium Lacemaker Lace Day – June 14, 2014

Birmingham Millennium Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place: South Yardley Library
Yardley Road, Birmingham B25 8LT, UK
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tickets:  £2.00 at the door
Information: Sue Kalra, suekaira@btinternet.com, 01902-843195

Birmingham

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Lace Event UK: Croydon Lacemakers’ Lace Day and Supplier’s Fair – June 14, 2014

Croydon Lacemakers’ Lace Day and Supplier’s Fair
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place: The United Reform Church
Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, Surrey, UK CR0 5LP
Time: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Speaker: Timespan, “The Crown Jewels”

Tickets: £5.00
Contact: Mrs M. Stone, 189 Hillbury Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9TJ
Cheque payable to Croydon Lacemakers. Please include SAE
Phone: Sue Steele 0208 681 7067

The Croydon Lacemakers celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2012.

Croydon

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Lace Event UK: Wantage Lacemakers Lace Day – June 14, 2014

Wantage Lacemakers Lace day
Date:
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place:
Steventon Village Hall
Steventon, Oxon, UK OX14 6RR
Time: 10:00 AM until 4.00 PM

Tickets: £4.00, Young Lacemakers £2.50, Shoppers, £1.00
Contact: Tickets from Mrs. Chris Malins, 36 Chaunterell Way, Abingdon,
Oxon OX 14 5PP
Cheque payable to Wantage Lacemakers (personal cheques will be returned)
Please include SAE.

Steventon

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Lace Event UK: Cleveland Lace Guild Lace Day – June 14, 2014

Cleveland Lace Guild Lace Day
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place: Egglescliffe Community Centre
Durham Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, UK TS16 0EH
Time: 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Website: http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/clevelandlaceguild/index.phtml
Information: http://tinyurl.com/p4symu4

Speaker: Judy Kitching, “Family History Through Victorian and Edwardian Clothing”

Tickets: £3.00
Contact: Mrs. Jane Rose, 8 Grafton Close, Guisborough TS14 7BP.
SAE, please. Cheque payable to Cleveland Lace Guild

The Cleveland Lace Guild was founded over 30 years ago by a group of people who were interested in making and collecting Lace. Today more than 100 members meet regularly for talks and workshops, at the Community Centre, Eaglescliffe.
The yearly membership fee is just £3 for adults and £1 for children.Non members are welcome, a fee of £1.00 is payable at the door.

phpEJenT6   stockton-on-tees

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Classes UK: Bobbin Lacemaking Summer School, Pompi Parry – September 7-13, 2014

Bobbin Lacemaking Summer School, Pompi Parry, tutor
Dates:
  Sunday September 7 to Saturday September 13, 2014.
Shorter periods may be negotiated with the venue.
Venue:  The Ammerdown Centre
Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset England BA3 5SW
Only 12 miles from Bath.
Website: http://www.ammerdown.org/Bobbin-Lace-Making-Summer-School-2014
Information:  pompilace@gmail.com

A week of ‘lace indulgence’ which includes displays and more; held in a well appointed conference centre set in the beautiful grounds of an 18th century manor house which is still a family home.

This will be primarily a practial course teaching various lacemaking techniques, but displays, publications and discussion will be used to widen the lacemakers’ knowledge of both historical laces and current trends. Students are also welcome to work on their own projects. The Summer School is suitable for students of all levels of experience, including complete beginners.  Students will provide their own lacemaking equipment, however this can be provided for beginners by prior arrangement.  Costs, terms and conditions are given on the website.

Pompi has been  teaching lacemaking for over 30 years, and offers a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques. Two of her specialties are Downton Lace and Silk Polychrome Blonde from Normandy, France. She teaches many other styles of lace, though not Honiton, Withof or Duchesse.

Radstock   Parry

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-three items – June 8, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/lpzlr6s Antique/vintage Irish crochet lace collar
Size: 18″ neckline, 5.75″ back depth
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 11:38:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Irish crochet.  Interesting picoted ground, the picots look like trefoils, and I think they are crocheted loops.  Interesting raised work, slightly large motifs with some ice edge treatments.  I especially like the shamrocks. Good tight work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Age darkened to a dark cream.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331219704737   Sold for 41.20 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ozpn52h Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace collar / dress front
Size: 110″ inner edge, back depth 5″. Bottom edge width 11.5″.
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 11:44:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long dress front of Duchesse de Bruges, a little unusual in shape.  Conventional motifs, quite nicely arranged.  A little raised work on the connecting bands and circles at the ends. Interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Two small darts at neckline.
Damage: Occasional broken bride, some slight wear.
Soilage:  Three brown age marks and slight discoloration at back neck.  Soft ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331219709664  Sold for 82.00 GBP 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k5z7hfw Antique Honiton Lace Veil – 19th century
Size: ~72″ x 64″
Starting Price: 125.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 1 12:37:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A veil of Honiton applique on machine net.  Fairly large sprigs over the main ground, with larger flower sprays in each corner.  I especially like the extensive tally leadworks used as fillings.  The lace is a little snails/slugs style, but with more thought in the design of the motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few large holes nicely documented in the photos, some repairs, pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage:  No obvious spots.
Finish: Good drape, but a little wrinkled.

360950384217   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o4tvbjs nice French Irish ? handmade antique lace collar victorian
Size: not given
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 1 15:36:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller smileytreasurefinder, Merritt Island, Florida, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar – we have a lot of IC collars on Ebay this week.  Small motifs, tightly worked, not a lot of raised work crocheted loop picots. I like the ‘ladders’ of leaves dividing this piece up into six segments.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: None that I can see from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: no obvious folds or wrinkles

171347187203   Sold for $102.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ok5umgt 19thC Antique Handmade Brussels DUCHESSE Bobbin LACE Handkerchief WEDDING HANKY
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $120.00
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 1 15:36:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller smileytreasurefinder, Merritt Island, Florida, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges.  Nice design, although the main elements are the large elements in the corners.  Conventional motifs, no picots on the plaited irregular brides.  Conventional motifs, some good rolled work against halfstitch in the larger flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some frayed threads and broke brides throughout.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: It has a slightly worn look, not really shrunken, but I still think from washing.

390854858482   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ox4pn6w 19thC ANTIQUE DUCHESSE BRUSSELS LACE INSERT WITH POINT DE GAZE ROSES SPECTACULAR
Size: 15″ long, 6″ max width
Starting Price: $90.00
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 1 18:53:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Merritt Island, Florida, United States
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze insert.Conventional Duchesse motifs, no raised work.  The design of the Pt d G is a little asymmetric, if you look close you see that the right hand side has been repaired where it attaches to the bobbinlace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh and a repair to the upper right side of the needlelace insert.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: It has a slightly worn washed look, not as crisp as it could be.

261495131863   Sold for $90.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l4838lh ANTIQUE LACE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LG BERTHA COLLAR 3D 6″X7t” WEDDING BRIDAL
Size: 36″neckline, 76″ outer length x 6″ depth
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: Jun 08, 2014 1 20:07:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha. Multiple layer raised petals in the roses, and note the ‘window’ decorations in the petals. Sign of a better manufacturer.  Excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings, often arranged in grid patterns.  I also like the little chains of raised rings used as flowers themselves, normally you only see these in the centers of roses. A high end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh, especially near the ends. Difficult to repair something like this, but they are fairly well localized.
Soilage:  Overall age darkening, ivory color.
Finish: Not quite as crisp as it could be on the outer edges, but it doesn’t look washed.

161324507742   Sold for $205.05, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mkxn9w8 1.5m BEAUTIFUL 17th/18th CENTURY GENOESE ITALIAN LINEN BOBBIN LACE
Size: 1.5″ x 59″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 1 12:49:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Ricci in “Old Italian Lace” shows photos of similar pieces with the fan scalloped edge in Figures 170-173, and that’s the main basis we have for classifying these laces as Genoese, first half of the 17th c. This piece has good tight weaving and the dense feel you expect from early linen Italian products.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks cut on both ends. Remnants of a sewing thread along the top edge.
Damage: Some frays and breaks mainly along the straight edge.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: Good tight patina. No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111368121392   Sold for 120.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o95mxd9 BEAUTIFUL EARLY ITALIAN LINEN DRAWN THREAD PUNTO DI MILANO 17TH/18TH CENTURY
Size: ~6.5″ x 24″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 1 12:54:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Ricci in “Old Italian Lace”, figures 85 and 86, and also in the introduction to Vol I shows examples of this kind of work, attributed to Sicily , 16th to 17th c. It is a drawn thread embroidery with the overcasting done in red silk.  You push the definition of lace a little with pieces like this, ‘lace’ is more fully developed in things like punto triato tela sfilata where the threads are actually pulled out of the cloth.  Excellent design of oak leaves and acorns, very precise work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other end finished.  Top edge is  cut. This would have been the edge to a much larger linen.
Damage: Some of the white fringe is missing. Embroidery itself looks intact.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: Overall look is very good.  Hard to tell if the red color is original, these things to fade over time.

111368124006   Sold for 157.67 GBP, 10 bidders.,

http://tinyurl.com/lrorz4p Spectacular early 1800s English HONITON BOBBIN LACE BONNET VEIL COX COLLECTION
Size: 19.5″ x 44-45″
Starting Price: $100.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 1 15:00:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: A rather elaborate bonnet veil of Honiton applique on machine net.  Advanced design with heavy border on three sides, and 4 large motifs along the lower edge.  Tiny sprigs used as esprits n the rest of the ground.  Extensive and varied leadwork tallies.  The technique is impressive. The overall design is interesting, but I wonder how well it actually works as a bonnet veil.  Too bad nobody wears these things anymore, someone in the fashion industry should revive them.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: Some large holes in the net upper right corner.
Soilage:  Looks clean. Can’t really tell the color of the piece.
Finish: A few light creases.

141307203676   $128.05, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ondtasj Exquisite 19th Century Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar
Size: ~ 40″ around, 8.25″ deep
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 1 15:23:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller fuzzycupid, United States
Comments: An Irish crochet collar. The main flower motif has both an open and closed version, the rest of the ground is filled in with thin trefoils. Crocheted lop picots.  Motifs are tightly worked with some raised elements. The large motifs might be a little overpowering, but it does seem to work.
Provenance:  Been in one family and preserved for at least 135 years.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No serious wrinkles or creases.

301203053368   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/psybp6z SUPERB HANDMADE Antique Vtg BELGIAN POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING VEIL SHAWL STOLE
Size: 22″ x 100″
Starting Price: $4,699.99.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 15:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.  It has a romantic flower design with good floral work massed at the ends, smaller sprays further up. Lots of small esprits in the ground, and it has an undulating border around all edges. Excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings, sometimes done in a grid pattern.  No raised work in the needlelace roses.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinholes in the tulle. I see at least one small repair in the net.
Soilage:  I think seller is implying that this piece has been cleaned. Color is soft white with a mild grayish cast.  Occasional light spot.
Finish: No serious creases or wrinkles that I can see.

161302129327   Unsold as of 6/12/2014, 7:02 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/phhqohk ANTIQUE EUROPEAN POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: not given.
Starting Price: AU $55.00
Auction ends: Jun 09, 2014 23:59:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller fredap2012, Chirnside Park, Victoria, Australia
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse small collar, no raised work in the Point de Gaze roses. Even though the bobbinlace motifs are conventional Duchesse, this is all very nicely put together and has a lovely presence.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt de G mesh looks OK.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

121355229876   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mmq4vqf Dentelle XIXe Napoléon III – Dentelle Chantilly bel état Très grande Voilette
Size: 40 cm x 80 cm
Starting Price: 38.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 15:08:28 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A Chantilly semi-circular bonnet veil (half-moon as the seller says). Quite a simple edging, and the wearer’s face is well hidden by the extensive round esprits in the ground.  Note the holes along the top through which a ribbon is threaded.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pulled threads, maybe some small repairs? Creasing in the net is making it hard to tell.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: All a little wrinkled, but doesn’t look washed.

261477286246   Unsold

http://tinyurl.com/ljd7ynu 19th C. Honiton bobbinlace Thistle TIE ENDS Cox English Lace SchoolCollection
Size: ~6.5″ across, ~5″ deep each.
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 07:19:23 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Two Honiton Point tie ends – bobbin-made Honiton motifs with a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style, placement of motifs is a little haphazard, but it all works nicely. Note the well-done woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  ex. coll. Susan Cox, The English Lace School, Tiverton.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller says they are washed and clean, but still some minor discoloration.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles that I can see.

131206835562   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pmaaep8 Ravissante Dentelle XIXe Napoléon III Dentelle Chantilly était parfait – Usage?
Size: 33 cm x 58 cm
Starting Price: 32.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 16:22:40 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A Chantilly diamond-shaped headcover. It has a rather heavy black look often associated with Belgian manufacture.  I’m not very enthusiastic about the overall design. It is an unusual shape for Chantilly.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothng obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some light creasing.

251528273222   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nbemu86 length of antique bridal Brussels Point de gaze needle lace 5 yards 25″ x 6″
Size: 5 yards 25″ x 6″
Starting Price: $90.00
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 09:22:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Galliard, France
Comments: A very long, reasonably wide border of Point de Gaze. Raised petals in the roses. The pointed petals are a sign of a better manufacturer.  Good romantic design, well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings. No esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Probably previously adapted for a wedding veil, some shaping seams.
Damage: A few small holes, perhaps where a headpiece was pinned.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: Some  light starching in a localized area. Seller thinks it may have been washed, most has a soft hand.

301191562689   Sold for $950.00, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k8vpp5w ANTIQUE LACE VERY FINE HANDMADE SHADED CHANTILLY LACE BONNET VEIL C 1880
Size: 16.25″ x 32″ (without engrelure)
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 09:33:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A semi-circular hat veil, and this is a strange looking piece. The outside and inside don’t really match – I think it has been assembled from at least 2 different pieces. Maybe more. Top edge is cut.  Interesting design, almost ombre shading in places.  The design is very elaborate and wouldn’t work well for a bonnet veil.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks assembled. Engrelure added at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean. bit hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creasing or wrinkles.

221455879552   Sold for $150.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3ogm4l Antique/vintage Honiton lace wedding veil
Size: 72″ x 70″
Starting Price: 80.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 11:10:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square Honiton applique veil. Large floral motifs in at least one corner, can’t see the others. Large isolated sprigs arranged in the ground. Snails/slugs design motifs, rightly worked. Not too much in the way of leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some wear, a number of repairs, scattered small holes and pulls.
Soilage:  Age darkened, mid cream color.
Finish: Lovely drape, as with much Honiton applique.

231248920773   Sold for 430.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ke8chrg ANTIQUE BEAUTIFUL BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LENGTH HAND WORK FLOUNCE 46″ x 8″
Size: 8.25″ x 46.5″
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 11:17:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A moderately wide border of Point de Gaze, raised petals in the Roses. Note the decoration on in the clothwork on those petals, and also the well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Good dense romantic design, a high end market piece.
Provenance:  Part of a private collection
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added at top.
Damage: A few small holes and Pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Ivory color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Everything looks sharp and precise.

291161290526   Sold for 122.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n836zcc ANTIQUE LACE LARGE HANDMADE BLACK SILK ‘BLONDE’ LACE WRAP SHAWL SCARF C 1890
Size: 42″ x 85″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 12:33:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A shawl of black silk ret-fi Catalonian blonde. Typical ‘arabesque’ motifs, almost a Moorish influence. Also note the typical star-shaped fillings, like a fond chant rather than honeycomb. I am a bit bothered by the seller’s statement that black has faded to dark brown in places. This is a known problem with this type of lace (cited in various literature), largely due to improper storage the black dye, which contains a lot of iron, is oxidizing. It doesn’t seem to have affected the stability of the piece from looking at the photos, and I’m not sure how it can be stabilized. I have seen pieces badly damaged by this effect.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One hole shown in the last photo
Soilage:  Black fading to brown, see comments.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

221456036199   Sold for $88.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k65d39q Long 17th C Milanese Bobbin lace border Study COLLECTOR Earnshaw Collection
Size: 3 yards 20″ x 6″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jun 10, 2014 14:06:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Milanese border, hard to assign a date since this type of lace was made extensively well into the 19th c.  Seller has a good description -irregular 5-hole ground, and top edge integral to the tapes. I’d add there’s a complex lower border, also typical of Milanese. I think it is a later piece because of the simplicity of the tape work, and more often the earlier pieces use a plaited 5-pointed star ground.  The symmetry of the design is also more typical of the Abruzzi region laces.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional small hole.
Soilage:  Seller says it has been washed.  One major stain and some embedded dirt toward one end.
Finish: A bit wrinkled, not bad.

131207113121   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jvzd4r2 Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse LACE Collar Bobbin Lace FLOWERS * WEDDING
Size: 18″ top tobottom, 13″ across top
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jun 11, 2014 19:23:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Duchesse de Bruges.  Very dense design that works well. Typical Duchesse motifs – slight asymmetry in design down the center, but rest is symmetric.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: A few tucks taken around the neckline for shaping.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: Creasing around the tucks.

191202909658   Sold for $127.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nox2tt7 very nice long embroidered victorian wedding stole
Size: 17″ x 91″, slighty wider at ends.
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 05:49:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular scarf of embroidered net. Tambour embroidery, densely done. The design is very elaborate, much in the Blonde-de-Caen style wth a narrow border all around and several large flower sprays at the ends.  An effective design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage:  Small brown spots throughout.
Finish: No obvious creasing, slight wrinkling.

351087406493   Sold for 22.55 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ovwzzov dentelle ancienne Duchess + Point de gaze antique lace encaje antigua
Size: 84 cm long (halfway) x 22 cm
Starting Price: 35.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 09:38:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A deep collar of Duchesse de Bruxelles with long lappets. The Point de Gaze inserts are arrangements of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, not roses (nice change). Conventional Duchesse bobbinlace motifs, well executed in a pleasing, romantic design. A little raised work in the bobbinlace.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride and detachments, looks repairable.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400721787270a   400721787270   Sold for 207.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pvvv2ga IRISH CROCHET/CUFFS/COLLAR/ANTIQUE/VINTAGE
Size: cuffs: 5″ x 20″ (20″ doesn’t look correct), collar: 9.5″ max depth, neckline ~14″
Starting Price: 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 09:52:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller allsortscollectable, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar and cuff set of Irish Crochet. Picots might be Clones knots.  Small motifs in the typical ‘pinwheel” arrangement so often found in IC. Good raised rings in motif centers, everything tightly worked. There is a price tag attached but I doubt it’s for the original piece because all the pieces have some attached lawn cloth, as if cut off from a garment. The lace itself is intact, and the lawn could be removed.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut from a garment with remnants of cloth, lace OK.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage:  Some isolated brown spots. Seller says pieces need cleaning (take that as an observational comment, not as license to throw them in the washing machine).
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

171350634325   171350634325a  Sold for 26.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6kygzr Beautiful Antique Cream Silk Maltese Lace Large Collar/Capelet
Size: ~51 cm neckline, ~183 cm outside edge, 28 cm deep.
Starting Price: 12.50 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 10:10:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Maltese cream silk, very deep. Design has several layers, some good guipure work at neckline and outside edge. Center has a double row of a pinwheel motif.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A little torn at one corner.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231250839035   Sold for 43.88 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qz4xr43 105″ antique/vintage Mechlin lace v.g.c.
Size: 4.5″ x 105″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 10:36:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of light Mechlin, two rows of flowers above a straight edge.  7 rows of esprits n the ground – short repeat, meant to be ruffled. A simple, elegant design. Note the woven tallies next to the lower border.  Earlier 19th c.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: 2 joins, cut at both ends.  The foot edge is puzzling, engrelure added, but it seems folded over the edge of the lace. Difficult to tell the condition of that edge, it might be cut.
Damage: Occasional pull in the ground, minor.
Soilage:  Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231250823615   Sold for42.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kd47cag 2 pcs antique/vintage 18C Valenciennes lace 56 ins.
Size: 1.75″ x 28″, 1.75″ x 30″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 10:58:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of a 2nd quarter 18th Valenciennes border with 5-hole ground. Clothwork has both half and whole stitch and some interesting fillings. Not the most interesting design, but the technique is excellent.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Worn lower edges, some small holes and repairs.  Bottom border very worn.
Soilage:  Overall age discoloration, occasional small brown spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331224067469   Sold for 198.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lv4r8l2 Antique/vintage muslin applique lace handkerchief
Size: 15.5″ square
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 11:21:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of muslin applique on machine net.  The edges are tamboured which probably makes this a Belgian piece.  Elegant design, very nicely worked.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Worn and darned area in center cloth.  Lace/muslin joins sometime weak, ocasionally repaired.
Soilage:  Looks clean.  Soft old white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231250840310   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ogceahl Two 2 Antique Vintage ROUND LACE DOILIES Beautiful NANDUTI Handmade in Paraguay
Size: both 11.5″ diameter
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 12:30:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller purpletigerblue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Comments: Two Ñanduti doilies with typical palm leaf edges.  They are almost, but not quite the same, just a slight difference around the inside star.  Excellent fillings and fine work typical of earlier examples of this lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A little weak in places around the outside edge, but this is probably because of the stitch used.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141310319783   Sold for $41.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/llkt65c SUPERB HUGE HANDMADE Antique Vtg BRUSSELS APPLIQUE NET LACE WEDDING VEIL FLOUNCE
Size: 10.5″ x 353″
Starting Price: $3,499.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jun 12, 2014 18:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: An exceptionally long Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Some simple needle-made fillings, and a good romantic floral design.  Esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional loose thread, pinholes in the net, separation between lace and engrelure. Some professional mends.
Soilage:  Occasional small light spot.
Finish: Doesn’t lie perfectly flat, and I see a few vertical creases.

151303279066   Unsold as of 6/21/2014 4:59 PM MST

http://tinyurl.com/pru9cml ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR IRISH CROCHET LARGE WEARABLE HANDMADE FASHION COLLAR
Size: 28″ top to bottom, ;19.25″ wide, 8″ center depth
Starting Price: $135.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jun 13, 2014 19:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with an unusual crocheted mesh ground. Rather large motifs, tightly done.  A little raised work.  I like the treatment at the collar ends.  Overall quite a bold design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  I think it’s whiter than it looks in the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases, ocasional fold along neckline.

360908218145   UNsold as of 6/21/2014 4:59 PM MST.

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