Ebay Alerts! Thirty items – December 7, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/pjxhohx Stunning long length antique handmade Brussels mixed Point de Gaze lace
Size: 15 cm x 261 cm
Starting Price: 260.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 09:29 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumbries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: I can’t decide whether to call this Brussels Duchesse or Point d’Angleterre. It uses Point de Gaze mesh throughout, like Point d’Angleterre. However there are inserts of pure Point de Gaze (no raised work) motifs like Brussels Duchesse, and the bobbinlace motifs more resemble Duchesse. No decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and the scale of the design looks a bit large for the width of the piece.
Provenance:  From a Scottish country house estate
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites ~ 6 breaks in the ‘net’ ground.
Soilage: Seller says it is “freshly (and VERY carefully) laundered”, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases, it is a bit wrinkled.

201230103113   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/puagx5g Antique hand made bobbin lace on net tulle ground Honiton / Brussels?
Size: 18 cm x 88 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:23 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Note the needle-made decorative fillings, which are not seen in Honiton applique. Some of the fillings look like they might be embroidered on the tulle. Hard to tell since the photos don’t enlarge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Finished on both ends, but I think it’s probably a cut and overcast job.
Damage: A few tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘a few tiny spot marks’.
Finish: Slight creasing, minor.

161503594137   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pm8zm34 A Stunning Large Brussels Point De Gaze Wedding Handkerchief
Size: 40 cm x 39 cm
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This looks like a handkerchief of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net. Comes with a box, but the seller is unsure if it is original.  No raised work, and a few simple knotted fillings. The design is fairly elaborate, but lacks details like esprits, shading, and more fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.  No closeup photos of the edges, but they seem slightly worn in spots.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some wrinkling of the center cloth.  The needlelace itself has the slightly shrunken look often associated with past washing.  But the tulle looks OK.

351241810610   Sold for 72.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqvya67 A Pretty Brussels Lace Flounce
Size: 18 cm x 80 cm
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This is a short section, with an interesting design.  I’ll call it a very good Bruges Bloemwerk – note the little ‘islands’ in the ground, and the flat motifs with gimp and a little raised work.  Nice regular square mesh picoted bride ground. A good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: End cut, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311196815576   Sold for 46.02 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pw3qecm A Beautiful Antique Brussels Bertha Collar
Size: 11 cm x 150 cm
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:50 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk bertha collar.  Typical motifs, picoted brides with islands, and some woven ‘tally’ fillings.  Motifs are large conventional Bloemwerk design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed along the neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311196826786   311196826786a   Sold for 32.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lkfptl3 * Antique IRISH YOUGHAL Needle LACE Scarf / Tie *
Size: 3.25″ to 4.25″ x 39″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 12:43 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: An scarf with ends of Youghal needlelace. There is also a typical Youghal toothed edge running along all sides of the cloth in the scarf.  Altogether an unusual piece with a nicely worked design in the lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed along the edges, occasional loose thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little light creasing, minor.

161503605861   Sold for $157.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/onuncxm Very Early Antique Handmade Valenciennes/ Binche/ Flemish Lace- Late 1600’s
Size: 4.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 12:48 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A short length of late 17th, early 18th c “Binche”.  Binche is generally a problem for early laces since it was a small industry much in competition with Valenciennes. Val laces developed through several stages, one of which involved grounds of snowflake/partridge eyes. We don’t really know if the same type was made at Binche. However there are a few early pieces with a ‘Binche’ attribution, looking much like this piece – more a guipure design. What the actual truth is remains an excellent subject for research.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, cloth tape added at top.
Damage: Several holes, frayed lower edge.
Soilage: Seller says it is in “freshly laundered and professionally pressed condition” but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281515724272   Sold for 217.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pk3mn36 16th C. Italian Bobbin Lace Narrow Edging  Yardage
Size: 1.5″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 1:24 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A length of plaited bobbinlace, in the style of early pattern books like “Le Pompe”, or the “Nuw Modelbuch” by an author only known as R.M. Getting an absolute date on pieces like this is extremely difficult – you look at the general pattern, and then the wear patterns or ‘patina’ of the linen thread. Very early pieces also tend to be quite tightly woven, and we don’t know much about the finishing processes they may have gone through. Without other information I’d say this looks like an early piece, but I won’t commit to anything definite – and things like this were copied in later years. I’m sending some pieces of my own collection off for carbon dating later this year.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell but looks a aged in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141490780633   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m7dl7hf ANCIENNE DENTELLE DE VALENCIENNES : 3,40m x 5cm
Size: 5 cm x 3.4 m
Starting Price: 4.50 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 6:12 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ninou21patch, chez moi, FRANCE, France
Comments: A length of square mesh Valenciennes. Simple floral design, tightly woven, with one free lozenge in the upper mesh per repeat.  Quite precise and elegant looking.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. A few threads in the mesh, might have been sewn to something at one point. But it does look unused.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.  I see a few small brown spots.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

371204416556   Sold for 27.00 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kf72jep Antique/vintage embroidered net lace square hat veil
Size: 45″ square
Starting Price: 45.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 10:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square veil of embroidered net. The embroidery looks needle-run with some interesting and varied fillings which tend to change in the repeats.  Delicate floral border done in excellent technique – might be a Lierre piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Pinholes and several small repairs to the tulle (including some replacement of the net).  Seller counts 11 of these.
Soilage: Seller says “Has been laundered and now a soft old white colour” but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Some fold creases. Hangs beautifully.

331401672069   Sold for 45.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kafbpxl Antique Regency evening dress trim Silver & silk lace. Delicate but adorable!
Size: 3.25″ x 55″
Starting Price: 10.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 10:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A fascinating border using silk thread in a point ground along the lower border and ‘fond chant’ or ‘kat stitch’ above.  You see this in both Bucks and Chantilly, however since the clothwork is basically halfstitch, I think this is a French piece. What is amazing is the silver thread used as a gimp. I agree with the early 19th c date.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end. One join.
Damage:  Some major holes, and fraying of the silk thread, especially along the foot side.
Soilage: Occasional brown discoloration of the silk.
Finish: Creased and wrinkled. It’s seen better days.

361133103021   Sold for 26.99 GBP,

http://tinyurl.com/nd3xozl Antique 18th Century Alencon yard lace length Georgian c1780’s & lovely colour
Size: 2.5″ x 37″
Starting Price: 10.00 GPB 4 bidders.
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:27 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon with réseau fin mesh throughout. The pattern does look late 18th century, but with a slightly freer design than contemporary ‘Herren Alençon’. The motifs are based on thin ribbons, with small areas of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Engrelure added.
Damage:  Some repairs to the mesh, a few pulls in other places. The motifs look solid.
Soilage: Seller cites two small spots of discoloration, rest is a pale cream color.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

361133104051   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pwnejlw An Exquisite Long Length of Brussels Point de Gaze
Size: 9 cm x 157 cm
Starting Price: 52.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The needlace runs along the lower edge in a series of large rings, while the bobbinlace is above this. This combination is a little unusual. Small dots used as esprits in the rest of the tulle.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the tulle. One repair or join in the net, probably part of the manufacturing process.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

311198310430   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

OK, I’m obviously not finished, but my next door neighbor just got taken by ambulance to the hospital and I have to watch her kids. Will resume when crisis is over.

Crisis over, she’s back home and doing well. Tripping and falling just after surgery can be a lot to handle.

http://tinyurl.com/kanew8r A Stunning Long Length Brussels Appliqué with Point de Gaze
Size: 11 cm x 335 cm
Starting Price: 120.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: Another border of combined Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The needlelace is used to outline the swags and in a single flower in the repeat, rest is a delicate bobbinlace. Note the tiny sprigs used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351242872942   Sold for 160.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l77gckj Antique Carrickmacross lace shawl/stole
Size: 18 cm x 90 cm
Starting Price: 25.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:55 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross rectangular shawl.  Good romantic floral design with esprits in the upper ground. I do find the motifs a little geometric and slightly plain, and the piece could have used some good needlerun fillings. But overall quite effective. Typical looped picot eges, and a good floral design with some bride cutwork for accents. I especially like the little leaf sprigs used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Some pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331401771083  Sold for 120.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ow6xoyf ANTIQUE VICTORIAN VERY FINE CHANTILLY LACE MANTILLA SHAWL SCARF 55″ X 110″
Size: 55″ x 110:
Starting Price: $220.00
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 1:41 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dimit0_0, La Chapelle sur Oreuse, France
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl, 3rd quarter 19th c. Typical romantic floral design this one including a lot of irises.  Good delicate work, might be a French piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  A few repairs, see the 7th photo in the listing.  Not sure how many repairs there are, if you look along the edges there are some dark lines that might be repairs, or might just be folds.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some fold creases.

221623078400   Sold for $220.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lmpv7sw 19th Century French or Spanish Blonde point ground black silk bobbinlace 9″ x 19″
Size: listing says 9″ x 19″ but the length can’t be right.
Starting Price: $87.00
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 4:08 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller aacards4xnd15, Lewiston, Idaho, United States
Comments: I’ve been helping this seller. This is a border of black silk Blonde with a general style and the 6-pointed star fillings often associated with Catalonian blondes. Whether made there or made in France for Spanish export, we can’t be certain. However many such blondes are still being made in Spain today. It’s not a well-documented subject.
This piece seems to have a kind of pineapple design including both whole and halfstitch.
Provenance:  English estate of a woman who was a lacemaker before WWII.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added..
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131363692937   Sold for $87.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lvttpyu Belle dentelle ancienne fine XIXe  A laver. Ref Axel 21 petits accidents
Size: 4 cm x 140 cm
Starting Price: 19.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 7:57 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: I think it’s an Arras point ground piece.  Arras normally has a straight lower edge, so the slight scallop of this piece is puzzling. But Arras can also include the square woven tallies, characteristic of both this lace and Lille. I also note the slightly irregular quality of the thread, which might be linen, and which you also see in this kind of lace. Emil Hannover’s Tønderske Kniplinger (which covers a lot more than Tønder) is a good reference.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage:  Worn, holes in the mesh especially along the foot edge.
Soilage: Localized brown stains throughout.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

251741190788   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mnu29np Belle dentelle ancienne fine XIXe  A laver. Ref Axel 6
Size: 5.5 cm x 307 cm
Starting Price: 25.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 8:23 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A fine Valenciennes border, square mesh. Small motifs, tightly woven. These are a direct descendant of the ‘line drawn’ patterns of 18th c. Val.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.  One join about halfway down the length.  Difficult to tell because there aren’t any closeups, but I think the lower picot edge might be a later addition.
Damage: Some small holes in the mesh.  Some breaks along the foot edge.
Soilage: General rust stains throughout.
Finish: A few creases.

261685003152   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lwe2u6t Dentelle ancienne début XIXe Col Ref Axel 16 Pour document Bel état
http://tinyurl.com/ojoyqog Dentelle ancienne début XIXe Col Ref Axel 15 Pour document Bel état
Size: laid flat 38 cm x 5.5 cm, 2 cm deep in the center.
laid flat 52 cm x 3.5 cm
Starting Price: 18.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 9:20 AM PST
Dec 9, 2014, 10:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: I’ll put these together since they are so similar. Small round collars of Point de Gaze, no raised work.  The first collar has flared ends, the second is constant width.  Note the curious picot edge on the first collar, it’s a straight line of twisted stitches widely spaced, and I wonder how this feature survived. I think the second collar might have had something similar, but very frayed now.  A few decorated rings in the second collar used as fillings, nothing similar in the first. Neck edge is a bit worn on both. Note the lozenge shapes around the neckline of both collars, they are probably from the same manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some holes in the mesh in the second collar.
Soilage: Both look a little yellowed.
Finish: Second one might have been washed; the lines of the motifs are a little shrunken.

251741281180   261685140382
Sold for 18.00 EUR, 1 bidder.  Sold for 19.50 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lejojy4 ANTIQUE AMPLE IRISH CROCHET LACE BERTHA COLLAR LARGE SCALE DESIGN ELEMENTS
Size: 38″ outside length, 9″ max width
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar.  The motifs have the rather elaborate look of French work.  Looks like Clones knots in the picots, and more elaborate knots forming bunches of what might be grapes. All this combined with a rather light ground of horseshoes and three-leaf clovers (which speaks more to an Irish origin). An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is ‘snow white’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331403158809   $46.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kksy64n ANTIQUE ESTATE FINEST BRUSSELS LACE APPLIQUE FLOUNCE 15 YARDS!! SNOW WHITE
Size: 17″ x 15 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A deep, long flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The romantic floral/swag design is a fairly simple middle-market type, with a simple needlelace knots used as fillings. Note the round esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  From a collection formed in the early 20th c in Paris.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few minor breaks along foot edge.  Overall it looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542599   $510.20, 9 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lryjkkq ANTIQUE GORGEOUS ITALIAN ROSE POINT VENETIAN LACE WIDE FLOUNCE 4 YARDS!
Size: 8″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of raised venise-type needlelace.  I don’t recognize the type, but I do think it’s Belgian from the widely-spaced buttonhole stitches used in the normal cordonnet.  The little rings forming islands in the brides is also something you see in Bloemwerk, and the spacing in the clothwork also looks Belgian. But Irish or Italian are possibilities.  It has a kind of candelabra design with a little curved raised work in come motifs. Interesting piece.
Provenance:  Comes with a note “Ivory Point, Mrs. C. D. Armstrong” and “Flandre 4 yds” written in another hand.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little grey in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542735   $177.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kkzkxuq ANTIQUE HAND FRENCH ALENCON EDGING LACE VERY FINE WORK
Size: 3″ x 32″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of later 19th c Alençon with a typical 2nd Empire romantic design. Note the fillings of picoted rings and various types of bars. Excellent design and technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Piece is in the form of a circle – can’t tell if it was modified from a border.
Damage: Seller cites a few small breaks.
Soilage: A little yellowed.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542856   Sold for $99.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mj9lfqm ANTIQUE LARGE HAND BRUSSELS LACE BERTHA COLLAR W/PT DE GAZE INSERTION
Size: 5″ x 59″ outside length.
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse.  No raised work in the Pont de Gaze fillings, and a little raised work on halfstitch background in the bobbinlace.  Quite a dense design, and the bobbinlace motifs are a bit on the Bruges side – a little plain.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one small break on neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight creasing, minor.

371204542963   Sold for $150.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o62ytcs ANTIQUE VERY FINE HAND BRUSSELS LACE SMALL COLLAR
Size: 4″ max depth x 24″ outside length.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A small collar of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Note the small perls in flower centers, much like what is found in Rosaline. They look needle-made. Otherwise this appears to be a standard bobbinlace applique with delicately done motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Slight age yellowing.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204543014   Sold for $47.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nfs49rs SUPERB Antique VICTORIAN DROSCHEL FINE TAMBOUR LACE WEDDING SHAWL VEIL MANTILLA
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $2,995.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 12:37 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dollyslace, Manchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of embroidered machine net. Looks like Tambour with good needlerun fillings. Probably Belgian manufacture. The work is dense and precise with an excellent overall design.
Provenance: Property of the seller’s grandmother, who came to England in the early 1930’s.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few minor age spots – I see some small brown stains.  Ivory color.
Finish: Piece in storage for the last 60 years.

281492501302   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/np5gbtp Duchesse Bobbin Lace 19 C Hand Made 22 ft 2 in x 9 in Deep
http://tinyurl.com/kbl4m4k Duchesse Bobbin Lace 19 C Hand Made 11 ft 2 in x 4 in Deep
Size: 9″ x 22 ft 2″
4″ x 11 ft 2″
Starting Price: $99.00 with reserve on both
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 7:40 PM PST
Dec 9, 2014, 7:48 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller myrubydooby, Medford, New Jersey, United States
Comments: These two pieces go together as a set so I’ll review them together. When I first saw the photos I thought Valenciennes de Gand.  However the mesh is indeed a Dieppe ground, and the motifs are more like what you see in fine application. I have seen fine Belgian pieced laces with ground variations, but they are rare and not well documented. It is the type of excellent work we expect out of Ghent. Especially note the elaborate raised work, on half-stitch ground. The designs are impressive, with the narrower flounce a simplified version of the larger one.  I would call these major high-end market pieces; something you are not likely to see again for a very long time.
Provenance: Estate pieces.
Condition:
Modifications: Wider piece: One end cut, the other end looks finished but might just be cut around the motifs.  Engrelure added.
Narrower piece: One end cut, the other looks finished. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: I think I see a few light brown areas near the top of the ‘finished’ end on the larger piece.  But overall they look quite clean.
Finish: Some vertical creases.

271689440206   271689446389
$333.60, 4 bidders, reserve not met.
$99.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

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1 Response to Ebay Alerts! Thirty items – December 7, 2014

  1. Mary Carroll says:

    I appreciate your careful descriptions. I marvel at your readiness to leave the computer for the emergency at hand. Your neighbor is indeed fortunate you are there at this time.

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