Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – April 8, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/6rkthl2 Antique Chantilly lace France
Size: 57 cm x 200 cm
Starting Price: $54.99
Auction ends: Apr 10, 2012 06:20:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments: An intriguing piece, although as a collector, I’m looking for better photos. Something that shows the entire width of the piece, with at least one repeat of the pattern. I want to know more exactly what I’d be buying. With a Chantilly piece like this I’m always looking for handmade signs, in particular well defined half stitch that looks handmade, crisp honeycomb filings, and definite signs of the piece having been made in strips joined together with racroc stitch – Ebay’s new magnification capability helps a lot here. Very long lengths of Chantilly are typical, with some fairly standard widths (10-15″, and a larger 20-24″ are pretty common – this is the larger size). This one looks good. The design has large elements that fill a lot of the space. No esprits in the upper ground. There aren’t enough photos to let me judge condition, but seller cites only a few tiny holes.

   Sold for $127.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cy9om5h BeautifulAntique Handmade Needle Lace Flounce/Length 220″ x 7″
Size: 7″ x 220″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 10, 2012 12:00:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: The Blair House sale held March 14-15, 2012, had only 3 lots of lace, each with many individual pieces. A lot of them have been showing up on Ebay recently, including some of good quality. This is a Point d’Alençon flounce of exceptional size. The work is quite good, although the design is not too inspiring. Looks like a bride tortillee ground, and some nice jour fillings. But I find the thick stems and leaves, despite the diamond pattern decoration, a bit clumsy. I don’t see any support for the picots, horsehair or otherwise, and I’m wondering if this is an Argentan piece (Argentan makers sometimes cite this as a characteristic of their lace). Condition looks very good, seller cites some small repairs, but no damage.

   Sold for 269.56 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7e9aa53 BRUSSELS Hand made Bobbin Appl Bobbin LACE 38″x13.5″
Size: 13.5″ x 38″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Apr 11, 2012 10:57:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester., Worcs., United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels application on machine net hat veil. The bobbin motifs are nicely made, with good raised borders and a few needlelace rings used as fillings.  The piece is finished on all sides – often they had a header at the top that one could thread a ribbon through, but I don’t see that here. A few small holes in the net, but that seems minor – overall good condition. Note the scattered sprigs in the upper part, nice. A good middle market piece.  The machine made net drapes so nicely.

   Sold for $21.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7hzth9p SUPERB Hand Made Antique Vtg BRUSSELS APPLIQUE NET LACE FLOUNCE *BOWS*57in
Size: 9.75″ x 57″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Apr 11, 2012 18:03:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, RED VELVET BENCH, United States
Comments: A flounce of Brussels Application on machine net. A very similar piece sold last July http://tinyurl.com/7fh4ol2, and the measurements on this one are slightly shorter. The design of bows and flowers is well done, definitely a higher end product. Some nice needlelace fillings in the open spaces of the bows. Seller cites age discoloration and fraying on the unfinished ends – overall very good condition.

   Sold for $147.50, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/74jsz86 2 FIGURAL Vintage CHERUB ANGEL PUTTI Placemats POINT de PARIS Lace
Size: 12″ x 17.5″
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Apr 11, 2012 19:24:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller miladyslinens, Sunny in Gardiner, Maine, United States
Comments: I normally don’t do much with table and bed linens in these reviews, but this set of placemats illustrates where the market was taking Point de Paris in late 19th-early 20th c Belgium. The putti figures are nicely designed for a dinner theme. The lace edgings of the mats are fairly deep and well executed. Seller cites excellent condition, although there are limited photos so difficult to judge completely.

   Sold for $405.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7erzq3r SUPER LONG RUN (13 yds) 10″ x 468″ HAND MADE BLACK CHANTILLY LACE – BLAIR HOUSE
Size: 10″ x 13 yards
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 12, 2012 12:06:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ourhut, near Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Comments: Another Blair House piece. Lots of shadows on the closeups – this is a problem in photographing black laces. Diffuse light helps, along with a more intensely colored background.  The piece is unusual for the way the top edge is finished – normally it’s just a plain edge with an additional engrelure. Nice design, although I find it a bit ‘bottom-heavy’, meaning very large motifs on the bottom don’t quite balance the small motifs at the top. Still, and impressive presentation. Seller doesn’t comment much on condition other than to say it appears unused.  Looks very good from what I can see.

   Sold for 170.55 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/6vaozmb Antique Lace Makers Wooden Stand Table
Size: 22″ high, 14″ across top, 20″ across widest point of legs, ~23″ at overall widest point
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 07:38:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sasperilla69, Sunny Wales, United Kingdom
Comments: A 19th c English horseshoe pillow stand, meant for a large square pillow. It looks in excellent condition. Not sure if those are screws on the top of the back rail holding the legs in place.  It does look a bit refinished – not quite as worn as many I’ve seen.  They are also stronger than they look, although balance with a really heavy pillow depends a lot on the lacemaker’s lap position.  Seller will ship to the US.

   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7272o5b Antique /vintage hand made Honiton lace handkerchief roses and birds
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 10:09:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A 19thc Honiton handkerchief, good design far away from snails/slugs mode. It has some birds among the well executed roses, bellflowers and leaves.  Good ~rectangular picoted mesh.  Condition looks very good, I see a few small brown spots, quite minor.

   Sold for 99 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7cpd3jb Antique /vintage hand made Brussels lace handkerchief
Size: little over 13″ square
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 10:21:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A 19th century monogrammed Brussels application on machine net handkerchief. Monogram is EMB for Eleanor Margaret Burra, 1847-93,  excellent provenance.  The lace itself seems in very good condition, seller cites an occasional small hole in the net (look left of center at the very top of the 2nd photo).  The design is nice but a little conventional.

   Sold for 70.87 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/73yz2k7 165″ LONG FLOUNCE 4.5 yd 19″ deep HAND MADE MALTESE CREAM LACE FROM BLAIR
Size: 19″ x 165″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 12:13:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ourhut, near Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Comments: An impressive looking Maltese deep flounce with only one exposed section showing some discoloration, if I read the description correctly. Wonder how well that would clean up? Excellent guipure and leaf work. Not everything is shown, but it does have an unused look to it.

   Sold for 677.00 GBP, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7frcqgj EXQUISITE HAND MADE BLACK CHANTILLY LACE MANTILLA VEIL c1900 – BLAIR HOUSE #19
Size: 14.5″ X 31″
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 12:17:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ourhut, near Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Comments: A semi-circular hat veil of Chantilly. Again suffering from the shadow effect in the photographs. The design is small and elegant along the borders, lots of esprit in the central ground.  Looks in very good condition, I don’t see any problems in the photos.

   Sold for 32.39 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/7sqt92l BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN- VENTAGLIO PIZZO – ABANICO -EVENTAIL
Size: 24 cm long closed.
Starting Price: 69.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 13, 2012 12:43:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller fanlady24, Padova, PD, Italy
Comments: This seller always has nice material. The lace is Brussels application on machine net, small, well-defined motifs in an interesting design. Great butterflies. The lace does seem to be backed with another piece of net that slops over the edges a bit at the top.  I do get the feeling that the MOP parts of the sticks are a bit big for the lace – and along with the extra backing, I wonder if this was reworked at some point. Comes with original box. Condition appears very good, I can’t see any problems from the photos.

   Sold for 249.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

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