Ebay Alerts! Seven items – December 29, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/d8doun9 A RARE VINTAGE 1930’S “FRENCH ROLLER LACE MAKERS TRAVELLING PILLOW” PLUS EXTRAS
Size: 12″ x 11″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 30, 2011 07:06:52 PST
Seller: Ebay seller jenniferanns123, Scotland , United Kingdom
Comments:  Documented E. P. Rose small pillow, 1936, with accessories. It might be the ‘pillow for travellers’ shown in early catalogs, althought the uprights supporting the pillow are lacking in this example. No details of the original invoice are given. A very interesting piece, appears in good condition.

   Sold for 131.88 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bspr4pw ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE W/POINT DE GAZE FLOUNCE
Size: 8.5″ x 54″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 01, 2012 05:36:16 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:  A Brussels Duchesse border, fairly wide. An unusual bell-shaped flower in the point de gaze inserts – I don’t think petals are raised. Bobbinlace is densely patterned conventional motifs, looks interesting from a distance.  Some broken brides and a few pinholes in the point de gaze ground.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/d7em6fb ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE W/POINT DE GAZE FLOUNCE
Size: 11.5″ x 113″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 02, 2012 07:01:37 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:  A ‘Crinoline’ flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Minimal needlelace elements in the decorative fillings. Naturalistic design of flowers and swags, lots of esprits in the ground. Definitely a high quality piece. Condition is a little rough, some small tears and repairs in the net. I don’t know the real extent of these, but I think they are minor considering the quality of the piece.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ccdqfhp ANTIQUE LACE-FINE BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: ~11″ x 138-139″
Starting Price: $595.00
Auction ends: Jan 02, 2012 07:03:17 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:  An interesting combination of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net on top, and a more conventional Duchesse on the bottom. Not sure I’m all that fond of the combination from a design point of view, although it is growing on me the more I look at it. It is really interesting as a technical experiment. Nice pattern of buds in the upper ground. A few pulls and repairs in the net, overall good condition.

   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/clfm792 ANTIQUE LACE-FINE EARLY BINCHE LACE
Size: 1.75″ x 36″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 02, 2012 07:04:54 PST
Seller: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments:  Around 1730. At the time this lace was made you can’t really distinguish between Binche and Valenciennes – in fact Binche was a rather small industry. I would generically call this Valenciennes with fond de neige, and it is a good example of the technique. I’ve been staring a lot at it trying to figure out if it was cut at the top, some motifs look a little more split in half than needed – but then that is a design technique, and without a closer look at the edge, I’ll call it complete. Nice work, varied snowflake grounds and fillings. One of my favorite laces, and in very good condition.  Get it off that ribbon and stored properly.

   Sold for $355.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cwbfdar Bobbin Lacemaking Pillow w/ roller(Walnut wood w/ drawers made by Simon Toustou)
Size: ~20″ x 15″. 6″ high with roller
Starting Price: $199.99
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 11:42:19 PST
Seller: Ebay seller george-provencher, Yorba Linda, CA, United States
Comments: You can buy these pillows from Canadian maker Simon Toustou directly (http://stoustou.jalbum.net/catalogue/Tables%20and%20pillows/index.html), and his work is so high quality that it’s unusual to find one up for resale. I have one, it’s great! It’s a very heavy pillow, stuffed with sawdust. My only gripe are the drawers – they tend to drop out unexpectedly if you tilt the pillow. I’m not sure where this one fits in his size line, seems a little smaller than mine by about 5″ in width.  Seller cites a few scratches on the wood, nothing major.

   Sold for $258.51, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cvcyggx Victorian Hand Made Teneriffe Lace Pulled Drawn Thread Work Tablecloth topper
Size: 35″ x 36″
Starting Price: $69.99
Auction ends: Jan 03, 2012 21:25:11 PST
Seller: Ebay seller stilljammin, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, United States
Comments: Mexican drawnwork cloth with varied well-executed fillings. Condition looks very good, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

   No bids.

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1 Response to Ebay Alerts! Seven items – December 29, 2011

  1. Nancy A. Neff says:

    WRT the Binche/Valenciennes and your comment “some motifs look a little more split in half than needed”: Ulrike Voelcker told us in an Old Flanders class that the lace was often made with half-motifs on the foot-side to be placed foot-side to foot-side to make a whole motif. I agree with you that I think this piece is complete.

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