Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – July 25, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/k8q7abu ANTIQUE LACE- FINE WHITEWORK SHAWL W/PROVENANCE
Size: 44″diagonal (when turned over)
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 08:25:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A whitework embroidery shawl with lots of pulled thread embroidery. Just today Heather Toomer wrote me saying that her new book “White-embroidered costume accessories: the 1790s to 1840s” has just been published – she got her copies on Tuesday, http://tinyurl.com/kzv3zyl. It specifically addressing this kind of work, although I don’t know the date of this specific piece..  Hopefully this will enable us  to more clearly identify items in a confusing area.
This piece comes with a provenance; the Boone family, although no date is given. Rather wrinkled, and a few pulls in the work, generally good condition.

151086684310   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k9xx5ew ANTIQUE LACE- FINE WHITEWORK SHAWL W/PROVENANCE
Size: ~94″ x 82″
Starting Price: $495.00
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 08:27:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltonham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A large spread of applique on machine net, also with a lot of tambour embroidery. Not sure if the motifs are tamboured on, photos not close enough to tell. Thy are carefully done with a good naturalistic design. Likely Belgian work. It is back with blue silk, which probably accounts for the generally very good condition.

390630042089   Sold for $495.00, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lkqm3aa Antique/vintage Brussels lace lappet
Size: 3 – 3.5″ x 33″
Starting Price: 9.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 10:15:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. I was considering Honiton on this, but the motifs are too densely worked, and the fillings more varied. Seller cites 3 tiny holes and come browning, generally good condition.

330961097957   Sold for 17.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lj8gdle fine quality antique maltese cross silky lace lappett family lace
Size: 3 – 3.5″ x 33″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 11:17:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A two-layer Maltese lappet scarf, the inner layer with good guipure on a wire ground, the outer with Maltese crosses on a plaited ground. Several holes that aren’t just separations, so I’ll have to rate the condition this short of good.

350840353748   Sold for 36.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k2twmpe ANTIQUE LACE 6 + YARD FLOUNCE OF HAND MADE CHANTILLY LACE C1879
Size: 9.75″  with out engrelure x 6 yards
Starting Price: $49.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 14:05:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A typically long and reasonably wide Chantilly border. The very black thread probably indicates a Belgian origin.  Looks in generally very good condition, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

221257603674   $72.55, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kvblvuw VINTAGE HANDMADE MALTESE LACE SILK COLLAR Light Beige ~ See pics for details
Size: laid flat 58 cm x 58 cm
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 15:35:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ajstroud, Darlington, United Kingdom
Comments:  A three-part Maltese collar. Wheat ear along the neckline, Maltese crosses on a dense woven leave mat in the second middle layer, and alternating crosses and flowers on the outer 3rd layer. This is a standard design for Maltese. Generally good condition, although I think a see a few breaks in the woven leaf ground.

221258407206   Sold for GBP 42.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lw8ulp7 ANTIQUE PRETTY ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE STOLE DAFFODILS SWAGS A F118″ x 25″
Size: 25″ x 118″
Starting Price: 64.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 15:35:35 PDT
Offered by: abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. I see a few simple needlelace fillings, not many. Good naturalistic design that fills the space well. The technique on the motifs is a bit loose. It also has a number of holes in the net, ranging from tiny to fairly large, so I have to rate the condition as short of good.

290948945540   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mzus58y MILANESE BOBBIN LACE WITH EAGLE and CROWN MONOGRAMS Ca 1700 275 x 3o cms
Size: 12″ x 108″
Starting Price: $470.00
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2013 15:00:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: An impressive looking Milanese flounce, late 17th or early 18th c with a heraldic motif. Probably a family piece made for something like  a wedding. Interesting clothwork treatment, and a widely varied set of fillings, and the tapes are almost broken up fully into separate motifs. I think it is intact, you can follow the design fairly well. There is one join.  I’ll assume it’s ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw since it is illustrated in one of her books. One thing that’s throwing me a little is the unusual ground, one sometimes called a ‘rose’ ground. The elaborate nature of this piece and the unusual ground might point to a slightly later date. The little border on the lower edge is composed of two separate pieces of lace, Italian or Flemish, I’m not sure. Probably a later addition. There are several repairs, generally good condition.

181177885855   Sold for $535.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kf5qvon ENGLISH HONITON TRIANGULAR SHAWL 19th CENTURY
Size: not given
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2013 15:05:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton triangular shawl, applique on machine net. Black Honiton comes up occasionally, probably worn for mourning. This is an excellent example with large groups of flowers and leaves in each corner, and well done motifs with detailed tally fillings. Note the small sprigs used as esprits.   One patched repair, basically very good condition.

181177891506   $70.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lxduvhw BRUSSELS NEEDLELACE AND BOBBIN LACE STOLE 19th C SUPERB QUALITY 250 x 47 cms
Size: not given
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2013 15:10:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular bobbinlace scarf appliqued on droschel ground. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos but the lower petals of the flowers might be needlelace. This kind of applique on handmade net was made in Belgium up to about 1840, and has some of the finest spun linen thread ever seen. The net was made in strips and joined together, you can see the strips in the photos. The join is a little weak in this kind of lace, but nowhere near as delicate as the point ground racroc stitches. This piece has a fairly simple design, but the actual technique is very good. Condition is basically good, there are a number of pulls and repairs in the net, but no more than you usually find in a piece like this.

181177903105   $46.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kdp2o9j BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE WEDDING VEIL 19th CENTURY TOTALLY HANDMADE
Size: 50″ x 50″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2013 15:15:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Yet another bobbinlace applique on droschel ground, which has a superb drape. It is also quite large. Probably 1820-1840. I have a similar shawl with documentation saying it was purchased in 1840 and used as a wedding veil. A very beautiful piece with a few well done repairs. Overall very good condition.

181177951984   Sold for $550.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mvxncxo A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL HONITON BOBBIN LACE WEDDING VEIL 19th C
Size: 67″ x 60″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2013 15:20:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: This is the successor to the droshel ground lace, but with the same quality in the bobbinlace motifs.  Appliqued on a fine machine net, and probably after 1850. The Honiton pointers here are basically the extensive tally fillings, but this is completely out of the snail/slugs phase. A high end market piece, and in overall very good condition. Exceptionally good.

181177974916   Sold for $1,300.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kyrwpy6 2 neat antique/vintage childs /dolls lace collars
Size: neckline 12″ and 12.5″,  center back 3″
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 27, 2013 15:20:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two collars that look like Beds. The top one is a bit unusual in the reliance on all the clothwork, not much plaiting. Both look basically in good condition, no obvious problems from the photos.

330963614887   Sold for 12.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lrbx7th Country House find. Huge 10ft length white antique Milanese bobbin lace
Size: 4″ x 10′
Starting Price: 48.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 28, 2013 11:15:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linen-cupboard, Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: An Abruzzi l’Aquila linen tape lace, probably sometime in the 18th century. The simple symmetric tapework is very recognizable, and easy to work. But lots of sewings. The lower edge is frayed and seems cut sometimes, hard to tell if it is intact as intended. The upper edges seems to have been rolled as a hem, also don’t know if this is original.  Condition is short of good, but this lace doesn’t come up for sale very often.

190872402488   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lsafkku Valenciennes/Binche C. 1725-50 with Pansy floral design Collector’s Study Piece
Size: 1.5″ x 44″ without engrelure
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 28, 2013 13:50:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Valenciennes border with both snowflake and partridge eye filling, putting it ~1730. The flowers might be violets. This is a much finer piece than the photos indicate – note is is only 1.5″ wide. Some staining, and a few frays in the clothwork, but basically very good condition for the age.

141021178158   Sold for $525.00, 5 bidders.

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