Ebay Alerts! Sixteen items – May 9, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/cns3y9j ANTIQUE 18THC ALENCON LACE FROM EARL SPENCER ALTHORP ATTIC SALE
Size: 3″ to 3.75″ x 74″
Starting Price: 120.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 10, 2013 09:22:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A set of Alençon/Argentan lappets from the 2010 Althorpe sale. From the measurements and photos it does look like there are two matching lappets and the connecting band where the cap back would have been attached. Fairly rare to find this arrangement, and if the cap back were present I’d forgive all the condition issues. Unfortunately it isn’t there. The ground is brides bouclée (buttonholed on all sides), which is pushing this piece into what today is called the Argentan style, mid 18th c. The clothwork, ‘mode’ fillings, and regularity of the mesh are all excellent. But the piece is unfortunately brought down by the condition of the mesh, and gaps in the fillings.
Just a note on photography – a trend I’ve seen in recent posts. The photographs have a kind of creamy appearance which hides a lot of detail that really should be there. This isn’t the only listing where I’ve seen this. It may be due to newly introduced digital cameras, I’ll try to track this down.

190835256738   Sold for 196.78 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/chpsj3n ANTIQUE LACE LENGTH 6 FT LONG – UNUSUAL DESIGN
Size: 2″ x 78″
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 10, 2013 09:59:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A point ground border – I’ll call it later 19th c Lille mainly because of the square tallies used as esprits in the ground. Bucks or Tønder are possible, but the Catholic iconography to me speaks more French.  Note how many of the religious motifs are done in half stitch. Ecclesiastical laces are a special area of collecting, and not always to everyone’s taste. Usually you find things like large alb flounces, so a narrow length like this is uncommon. Condition is good, although there is some fraying in spots along the footedge. Seller cites one small hole, and overall it looks a little wrinkled.

190835270708   Sold for 175.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/c3y5ktp Vtg Antique Bobbin Lace Trim Yar4dage 3yds Early Handmade
Size: 4.25″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 10, 2013 11:20:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments:  A border of continuous bobbinlace with a plaited 5-hole ground. At first glance it does look a bit like an early Flemish predecessor, and I think it’s a little finer in texture than the photos might indicate. However it seems to have more in common with the North Italian Piedmont freehand laces. The picoted border has been added separately, and so solidly that it’s hard to tell if that edge has been cut or not. Such ‘enhancements’ were often made in the later 19th c to give an older lace a more modern feeling, which could point to an earlier origin for this piece. But not too much earlier. Overall good condition.

300888744462   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bu9yl6h ANTIQUE BRUSSELS MUSLIN APPLIQUE LACE SHAWL / CAPE
Size: 24″ from neck to bottom hem
Starting Price: 100.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 10, 2013 14:42:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A kind of triangular shawl with a neckpiece of muslin applique on machine net. The edges of the motifs look tamboured, which would point to a Belgian origin. Seller cites 2 small holes in the net and some age marks. Looks a little wrinkled. Overall good condition.

190835387044   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cvsgoqm ANTIQUE VALENCIENNES LACE FROM EARL SPENCER ALTHORP ATTIC SALE
Size: 2″ x 62″
Starting Price: 55.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 10, 2013 14:46:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: This seller is listing several pieces from the 2010 Althorp sale. This one is a 3rd quarter 18th c Valenciennes border, ’round hole’ ground.  The design depends on well worked plain clothwork with a few lines defining the pattern. Condition on this is short of good with a lot of edge fraying and some holes. But it a favorite lace of mine and doesn’t come up that often.

190835388515   Sold for 55.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/bqbl4nv Antique/Vintage Irish Crochet Lace Collar
Size: ~13″ x ~4″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: May 11, 2013 14:28:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller trustecat50, United States
Comments: A small Irish Crochet collar. Tightly worked motifs with good raised work. Looks like Clones knots; a little hard to tell from the photos. The design is a little strong for such a small piece. A few spots, and the photos look very white, maybe bleached at some point? Overall good condition.

261212935190   Sold for $41.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/d43mzr8 ANTIQUE TAMBOURED NET FICHU / SHAWL / VEIL
Size: 72″ long, 12″ deep at neck with frill
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: May 11, 2013 18:40:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida
Comments: A narrow shawl/fichu of embroidered net, tambour embroidery. Nice combination of a narrow triangular piece and a gathered frill. There is some shading provided by needlerun stitches. Just a few small breaks in the net, overall good condition.

221224121483   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/c7roark Vintage Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Collar Victorian
Size: 72″ long, 12″ deep at neck with frill
Starting Price: $148.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 11, 2013 20:10:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A long collar of Duchesse, no needlelace that I can see. Pretty typical motifs and design, quite dense. Overall condition looks very good.

300889425844   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bn6pkes ANTIQUE MECHLIN LACE – DOUBLE NET FICHU WITH DEEP 19THC MECHLIN LACE EDGING
Size: 58″ long
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 04:03:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A fichu with a central oval tulle base, and a deep edge of Mechlin. Lots of good Mechlin. Even more than it looks since it is gathered and surrounds the whole piece. It is nicely arranged to fold over on the back and show off the lace. Some discoloration, but overall very good condition.

190836002816   Sold for 160.99 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cse68wr ANTIQUE FAN LACE MOTHER OF PEARL
Size: 58″ long
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 06:15:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller aboveeverything, Lake Worth, Florida, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with Mother of Pear/Abalone sticks. Wish it had been photographed fully spread out – hard to assess the condition from the photos. The Point de Gaze inserts look quite good with more naturalistic designs. The bobbinlace is a bit conventional. No condition comments, it does appear to have some broken sticks. From what I can see the lace looks in good condition, just a little discolored.

230977148464   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bl7vrka Antique/vintage 19th century Honiton lace bertha
Size: 36″ neckline, 9″ deep
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 10:11:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. A deep collar of Honiton applique, with two layers. Snails/slugs period, with large nicely done flowers that seem to float around the shoulders. A nice color, not white but a well aged cream. The motifs are crisp, no holes in the tulle that I can see, and overall very good condition. This seems to be the week for assembled shawls and collars.

230976113939   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cgweqo3 DENTELLE ANCIENNE A L’AIGUILLE – GARNITURE DE ROBE
Size: 14 cm x 36 cm
Starting Price: 12.00 EUR
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 13:08:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ladyline55, Troyes, France
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Brussels Duchesse.  A Raised petal rose in the Point de Gaze insert. The bobbinlace looks a little on the Bruges side.  One spot that I can see in the PdeG mesh. Overall good condition.  This seller has a number of similar pieces listed.

130902826590   Sold for 20.50 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bsjn563 Exquisite Antique Irish Celtic LACE Wedding Hanky cross Catholic Limerick
Size: 7.75″ x 8.25″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 17:51:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller messycounter, Sumterville, Florida, United States
Comments: A Carrickmacross applique handkerchief with religious symbolism – unusual. Perhaps meant as a paten cover? It is a rather small piece. Nicely done work; a little sparse/modern esthetic, and looks in good condition. Just a little stained in places.

350788339536   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/corv4tx Antique floral leaf needle lace handkerichef hanky
Size: not given
Starting Price: $94.50
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 17:55:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller darkhorsesales, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of embroidered machine tulle. Tambour embroidery, with a well done good design. It has a nice presence. Seller cites some light stains, and I see a little fraying along the edges. Overall good condition.

200922083272   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cmlwphu Gorgeous Vintage Edwardian era Bobbin Lace Fancy Ladies Ecru Collar
Size: 7″ x 23″ not sure what that means.
Starting Price: $185.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 12, 2013 18:57:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller auntiejoga, New  Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: The neckpiece is attached separately on this piece, which is a deep collar reaching high onto the throat, although it doesn’t come all the way around the neck. It looks like a Beds piece, although a bit unusual. It almost seems like there’s something behind the large roses around the edge of the piece- wish there were a photo taken from the back. I’m a bit puzzled on this one.  A few spots especially at the ends. Basically good condition.

161019763277   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/clkzldm Antique 19th century Maltese lace collar and cuffs handmade
Size: cuffs: 14 cm x 29 cm. collar: 49 cm wide, laid flat, 17 cm deep.
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 13, 2013 13:51:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cottoncow11, Worthing, United Kingdom
Comments: A matching set of Maltese collar and cuffs. A nice looking set with good guipure work, and a very regular woven leaf ground. Definitely a higher quality piece. Some discoloration and repairs along the neckline, and a few loose spots in the cuffs. Overall good condition.

171036469505   No bids.

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