http://tinyurl.com/2fvkwbx ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1750’s,MECHLIN LACE LAPPET
Starting price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 05, 2011 06:35:59 PST
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay Seller mithya, London and New York
Comments: These lappets are actually mid 18th c Belgian Point d’Angleterre. A pieced lace with droschel ground. The design is a bit messy. Some people would say that pushes it over to the English Devon laces, but I think it’s Belgian, more on the Brabant side. Good condition – the brown stains will come out with proper washing (I know a great resource for washing pieces like this). Pieces like this are always two lappets joined together, which is the reason that many of these pairs stayed together over the years. I think the length is a little short – tops may have been cut a bit. Hard to tell from the photos. Single lappets like this are more in the 22″ – 24″ range.
A really nice piece.
http://tinyurl.com/29qq367 ANTIQUE H/M CHANTILLY SHAWL COLLAR, 2 MATCHING FLOUNCES
Starting price: $295.00
Auction ends: Jan 06, 2011 16:21:33 PST
Offered by: Paivi Roberts, Ebay seller greatlace, Paris and Palm Beach
Comments: Really unusual to see a matching Chantilly collar and flounce (in 2 pieces). Good design. Work on smaller pieces like this tends to be a little finer than the big shawls and flounds. Unknown if it is Belgian or French. A few pinholes in the mesh.
http://tinyurl.com/26aucmt Antique Irish Crochet lovely sleeves……dressmaker
Starting price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 09, 2011 07:06:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London
Comments: I like the big bold flowers with lots of raised work, and nice tight stitches. That’s what a lot of people look for in Irish Crochet.