Ebay Alerts! Twenty-three items – December 11, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/7rllxs8 19thc Brussels Duchesse Lace With Point de Gaze Large Collar Col Dentelle
Size: 51″ outer edge, 22.5″ neckline
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Dec 12, 2011 19:05:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, PARIS, France
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front with a square bib. Condition looks very good, including the needlelace net. Maybe a few yellow spots, but nothing major. I find the design a bit confused. But this form is unusual.

   Sold for $77.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7lsg29t Vintage Antique Point de Gaze Lace Collar Handmade 3 dimensional Roses
Size: 5″ widest width, 22″ inside neckline, 35″ outside
Starting Price: $178.00, $198.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 13, 2011 06:20:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Philadelphia / DFW, United States
Comments: A small Point de Gaze collar with multiple layered roses. Interesting form for a collar.  The fillings are a little conventional and it’s not the most ambitious design, but the overall effect is quite nice. I can’t see any condition problems from the photos – seller cites some light storage marks.

   Buy-it-Now option exercised for $198.00

http://tinyurl.com/7fllp6h LONG EDWARDIAN BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR WITH NICE DESIGNS
Size: 51.5″ x 5-1/8″, tapers to 4″ width at back.
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Dec 13, 2011 18:09:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller smtraversy, Concord, NH 03301, United States
Comments: Not enough closeup photos to tell, but I think this has a needlelace ground. An unusual piece, the bobbinlace motifs have nice raised work but are a bit large. Needlelace has some good ring fillings and also a few sprigs in this curious band motif. I hesitate to call it Duchess – but I can’t quite place it. It’s almost like someone was trying to copy old Brabant work. Condition looks good, very minor defects.

   Sold for $53.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6n9odjz LOVELY BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BRIDAL BONNET VEIL
Size: 31″ x 42″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 11:58:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Brussels applique on machine net. The wonderful drape of the net shows up beautifully with the blue background in the photo.  The bobbinlace is excellent, and the large negative spaces in the flowerheads is unusual.  All-in-all a beautiful piece in very good condition. I only wish it were photographed flat so you could see the entire design.

   $86.55, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7mvkt5u RARE 17THC. ITALIAN RETICELLA LACE 4 YARDS!
Size: 7″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 11:58:06 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Reticella length with typical tri-part construction and Punto in Aria boder. Age? Well, it’s in extremely good condition, which you wouldn’t expect for something this old. The funny little stitch at the very top edge is atypical of early work. The rosettes themselves don’t show much variation, and I don’t like the constant use of the triangles all over the design. I think it’s a very good 19thc copy, probably Greek, maybe Italian. Condition is very good, minor defects.

   Sold for $575.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7r6qchh 19THC FINE VALENCIENNE HAND EDGING LACE 4.5YDS
Size: 5″ x 4.5 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:49:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A long Valenciennes border. Probably Belgian. I’m wordering how much the maker could do in a day. It’s a very good example of what was used to edge delicate linens and nightdresses – this was not generally a lace you would wear on your evening gown. The work is quite good, but I’m not that wild about the design. But it suites the purpose very well. The condition appears very good.

   $202.50, 6 bidders, Reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7ou8kmy 19THC LOVELY HAND VALENCIENNES LACE WISE FLOUNCE 4.5 YD
Size: 6.5″ x 93″ and 91″ (I wrote to the seller for clarification)
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:49:38 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A wide Valenciennes border in two long lengths. Made all in one piece on the pillow. Very good design, execution, and condition – I don’t see any problems from the photos. Now we’ll see how much collectors value a lace like this, because they should.

   Sold fo r$567.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7puqf54 ANTIQUE BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE EDGING MANY YDS 11+!
Size: 4″ x 11+ yards
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends:  Dec 14, 2011 12:49:44 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Brussels application on machine net. A very long piece, and this is an example of why this lace was popular. It could be made quickly in long lengths at minimal cost. The design is quite simple, the rings in the net are a good touch. It does exactly what it is supposed to do – provide yards of a serviceable edging product for the middle class market. I don’t see any problems from the photos, so it’s not easy to tell what condition the machine net is in. But it has an unused feel.

   $202.50, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/78e42nm ANTIQUE BRUSSELS APPLIQUE WIDE LACE FLOUNCE 11 YDS!
Size: 13″ x ~12 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14. 2011 12:49:46 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Another Brussels application on machine net, this one wider and more elaborate than the previous piece. This one is wide enough tha tyou might call it a ‘crinoline’ flounce, meant to be displayed for its design on large hoop skirts of the second half of the 19th century. The design has a naturalism enhanced by the openwork in the flowers. Not much needlelace, just a few ornaments along the bottom. I’m not sure if those chains in the bottom narRow scallops are needlelace, not enough closeups to tell.  Seller cites a few small holes and breaks

   Sold for $660.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7m2kfmo ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE DELICATE AIRY FINE 5 YDS
Size: 7″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:49:49 PST Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Yet another Brussels applique on machine net. A more elaborate design, quite crowded with flowers and swags. Needlelace rings as ornamentation. Seller cites a few small holes, nothing serious. Overall very good condition. I wish a manufacturer’s name had survived with all these pieces – they seem to have been bought all together originally. Maybe part of an bride’s trousseau?

   $227.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/7pzbbau ANTIQUE PT DE GAZE HANKIE FINE LINEN W/MONOGRAM
Size: 14″ x 13″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:49:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Paris – Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A flat design Point de Gaze handkerchief with monogram. Very good condition, I can’t see any problems. Good design working well with standard motifs. Some nice needlelace fillings, and it looks quite effective for the setting.

   $177.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/84guemz DELICATE BEAUTY CHANTILLY HAND LACE PARASOL COVER
Size: 15″ diameter
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:50:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Chantilly parasol cover of elaborate, dense design. Looks basically unused, very good condition.  I see one small hole, minor.  Can’t tell if it is French or Belgian.

   $149.50, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/88mvhwq ANTIQUE LACE SMALL PRETTY HANDMADE ALENCON NEEDLELACE COLLAR HORSEHAIR PICOTS
Size: 38″ x 41″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction Ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:50:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A composite cutwork with reticella and filet cover. It has the densely finished look in the reticella that might be old, but I don’t think it is all that old. The filet could have been made anytime. And I don’t think it was assembled from earlier pieces, the cutwork inserts look shaped for their rectangles. The little triangular motifs in the reticella show up in Cyprus lace and the rosettes just don’t have a very old feeling. I think it’s basically 19th century Italian or Greek. Hard to tell. Condition is very good, which is another indication that it’s not really old.

   Sold for $699.99, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6osewpf OLD ITALIAN RETICELLA LACE PILLOW COVER LINEN
Size: 34″ x 30″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:50:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: There are those triangular motifs again in the reticella. I’ll guess 19th c Greek or Cyprus on this one, but it does have a lighter appearance than most Greek lace. It also looks assembled from other pieces, some of the motifs look cut off at borders. An impressive looking piece in very good condition.

   $37.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/6pxjjgr ROMANTIC ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE FICHU/SHAWL AIRY
Size: 17″ x 65″ bottom edge circumference (not sure what that means)
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2011 12:50:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Brussels application on machine net. The collar seems to be attached separately. Good quality bobbinlace with some small needlelace fillings with a nicely thought out design. Condition looks very good, seller cites very small seam separations around the collar. The shape is a bit odd, I wonder if it wasn’t a semicircular hat veil at some point.

  $152.50, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/d8jbpr9 EDWARDIAN. MALTESE CREAM SILK LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: 13.75″ square
Starting Price: 23.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2011 02:26:19 pst
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: Only one photo on this, but it looks quite good. I can’t make out the exact composition of the inner ground, but it seems interesting. Some nice guipure work with the crosses and outer flowers. This seller has had nice Maltese before. Condition seems good, but hard to tell from one photo.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/753pbys ANTIQUE FRAMED HANDMADE LACE AND FAUX TORTOISE FAN
Size: 26.75″ x 19″ x 2-3.8″  (piece is framed)
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2011 17:09:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller binzwl65a6, Lorton, Virginia, United States
Comments: If you buy this piece, please lose that awful frame. But I suppose it helped preserve the lace, which is quite nice.  Point de Gaze with blonde ‘faux’ tortoishell sticks. The raised petal roses (note windows in the petals) are fairly large for the design, and there are good ornamental fillings. The condition looks surprisingly good.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/7y8gygv 19thc Irish Crochet Lace Large Collar Large Col Dentelle Crochet Irlande
Size: inside collar 15″, outside edge 45″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2011 19:04:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, PARIS, France
Comments: A large Irish Crochet collar with Clones knots on the brides. Lots of raised work in the circular flowers, and at the centers of other motifs. The design is cattered iwth small motifs and no symmetry, but quite effective. Some broken brides, especially along the centerline, otherwise good condition.

  Sold for $46.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7oxtxnt LOVELY VINTAGE HAND WORKED MALTESE LACE TOPPER/ DOILY
Size: 24″ diameter
Starting Price: 6.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2011 01:30:08 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: A round mat of Maltese.  Good work on the guipure, and I especially like the horseshoe rings about 3 layers from the outside. Pieces like this were always made of concentric rings sewn together later – the Maltese pillow typically handles small widths. There are a few loose brides throughout. It photographs very white, but doesn’t look washed. In fact it almost looks like cotton to me, but hard to tell.

   Sold for 63.99 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/74s3frs Antique Honiton Lace Hankie with L D Monogram
Size: 11″ square
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2011 13:30:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller brimfull-of-linen, MIDDEX, United Kingdom
Comments: This little handkerchief does a lot with very little. There’s a snails/slugs outerborder of roses, then an inner zigzag trail of slugs with tally fillings. The part next to the linen almost looks like a Princesse braid, but I think it’s probably  handmade. Actually not sure. Altogether it looks quite nice.  The initials are almost too good for the piece, and have a kind of glued on look (no puckering where you would expect for whitework embroidery. It’s an interesting piece.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/6mgbodk Antique Lace Collar Bobbin Brussels
Size: 4″ at widest, 19″ inside next
Starting Price: $125.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2011 14:57:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A rosaline perlé collar of very good design and  workmanship. I can’t tell if the perls are needle- or bobbin-made. I don’t see any condition issues from the photos.  Nice piece.

   Sold for $75.00, made offer?

http://tinyurl.com/7nema5v ANTIQUE LACE FABULOUS HANDMADE ALENCON LACE HORSEHAIR PICOTS 3PIECES MINT UNUSED
Size: 5″ x 15.5″, 28.75″, 30″
Starting Price: $45.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2011 15:00:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: These three pieces do seem to match at the ends, so theoretically could be reassembled. Someday I’ll do a post on lace repair – not as easy as you might think. This Alençon piece is wide and wonderful. It’s a later 19th century piece, with naturalistic design and excellent jour fillings.  Condition is very good.

   Sold for $2,195.55, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7k4jq5v MARVELOUS ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE-WIDE FLOUNCE C.1880S, 356CM
Size: 8-5/8″ x 140″
Starting Price: $25.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2011 14:49:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller klaraanna2006, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: This does seem to be the week for Brussels applique on machine net. This one is a bit discolored and worn, in the original blue paper, which is pretty cool. It has a short repeat and the design is a little conventional. But very long. Seller cites a few small holes.

   $217.50 6 bidders, reserve not met.

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