Special Ebay Alert! Early 18th C Valenciennes Lappets – posted 7/23/11

http://tinyurl.com/3jo46zf VINTAGE LINEN PILLOW LACE LAWN HONITON BRUSSELS FLEMISH
Size: 3.6″ x 48″
Current offer:
9.99 GBP
Auction ends: 30 Jul, 2011 19:49:29 BST
Offered by: Ebay seller CLARISSA32, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Comments: This is only the 2nd Special Ebay Alert I’ve ever done. Up for sale is a set of astonishing Valenciennes lappets – piece like this are usually dated 1715-1725. You cannot see the join at the top, but the total length seems reasonable for two lappets of standard length.  The ground is the kind of ‘5-hole’ mesh that’s just one step later than the fond d’neige. From what I can see the condition looks excellent, but it definitely needs more photos. Wonderfully complex design with line-drawing delineation. It’s of my favorite laces, and I’ll make an exception to my standard practice of not gushing. This is an important piece.

   Sold for 877.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

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