Ebay Alerts! Twenty-seven items – March 29, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/ome54c5 52 inch (1.32 meter) Antique 1800s/1900s 13.38 inch Wide Black Chantilly Lace
Size: 13.38″ x 52″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 4:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller elora415, Novato, California, United States
Comments: Flounce of Chantilly, no ombre. Good Romantic floral design with extensive honeycomb fillings.  No esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  One end looks cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some light vertical creasing.

221723979712   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nkpg2ze ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY BOBBIN LACE BORDER
Size: 2″ x 73″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 8:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A flat-grounded ~3rd quarter 18th c needlelace – looks like Burano from the general feel of the design, and the fillings are fairly simple. No overcast raised edges, typical of Burano, but the mesh is a little unusual. It runs parallel to the border, not horizontal as other contemporary pieces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh, some early repairs to the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, maybe a little light wrinkling.

151629133134   Sold for $62.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pe9rnos ANTIQUE LACE-FINE ALENCON LACE BORDER
Size: ~2-3/4″ x 70″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 9:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: An Alençon border, late 18th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added. Alençon grounds can be complicated, sometimes the brides tortillée actually includes a buttonhole stitch or two, but not enough to qualify as brides bouclée. This might be the case in this piece where the upper mesh looks a little heavier than the usual brides tortillée. The rest of the design is quite simple, only some picoted rings, and the usual réseau fin along the foot edge – typical of Herren Alençon.
Damage: Seller cites some scattered minor repairs. Some fraying in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151629187648   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p4uhrd2 ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY FINE BINCHE BOBBIN LACE
Size: ~2-3/4″ x 36″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 10:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: The lace industry in 18th c Binche was small compared to Valenciennes, and not well documented. This light feathery pattern has been ascribed to Binche, but you usually see it with a snowflake ground. This piece has the cinq trou, although ground experimentation went in many areas in the early 18th c.  Until more definitive evidence can be found, it’s good enough to refer to this as a “Binche style”.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut both ends. Unsure about the picot edge, there’s some hand-stitching that might indicate it’s a later addition, although parts look intact.  The foot edge engrelure is an addition.  Hard to tell if the entire width has survived intact.
Damage: Some minor pinholes.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151629213177   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qxbxele Antique/vintage Maltese lace collar/dress front
Size: 15.7″ neckline. Depth 8.5″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 10:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Maltese collar or dress front. Four parts – Maltese crosses along a scalloped outer edge, an open star-like roundels in the center, then a line of guipure work, and a typical crossed woven leaf border at the neckline. Good technique
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None
Damage: ONe stray thread at upper left, but I don’t think it’s important.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, some light wrinkles.

331511596795   sold for 38.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nl65lkm Antique/vintage neat Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace collar
Size: neckline 16″, back depth 3″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 11:15 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Duchesse de Bruxelles collar. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, and no decorative needle-made fillings. Conventional Duchesse motifs. It all works well for a small collar.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few pinholes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious cresases or wrinkles.

331511612684   Sold for 23.70 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6cnbpg MAGNIFICENT EXTRA LARGE ANTIQUE FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL, SILK
Size: 250 cm x 127 cm
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 11:32 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mystuff-fr, Mielan, France
Comments: Triangular Chantilly shawl with an elaborate floral design. Note the large sections of thin, drooping leaves, this is mirrored at the ends. Wide strapwork though out. Quite an unusual design, perhaps later 19th c since it is so different from the typical romantic 2nd Empire florals. The slightly grey appearance probably indicates the finer thread used in French manufacture.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  One end looks cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites about 10 small breaks in the mesh, one large hole near one end. Borders frayed in places.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Folds and crease throughout.

261821322415   Sold for 56.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6fjdlj Antique/vintage Carrickmacross lace collar
Size: neckline 28.5″, back depth 3.8″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 11:35 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross applique collar. A little cutwork along the outside edge, and note the looped picot on all outside edges. Good needlerun fillings, and a little buttonhole embroidery relief.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A little fraying on some motifs, especially the outer edge – minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles (except maybe the right point).

331511629312   Sold for 31.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n9h9v4p 85 ins antique/vintage Valenciennes lace border
Size: 2″ x 85″
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 12:14 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square-mesh Valenciennes narrow border, although sometimes you see this kind of pattern in a round hole mesh. Date uncertain, it has the light early 19th c look, but I suspect it was made though out the century. I’ve heard the name Valenciennes Anglaise associated with this kind of lace, but haven’t tracked it down in detail. Tends to be very finely done, and this is no exception.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  Cut one end, cut and I think secured on the other end.
Damage: Seller cites occasional small break to top edge.
Soilage: Area of slight age discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231512203451   Sold for 14.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oekbxhw Rare Large Antique Russian Black Bobbin Lace Shawl Wrap
Size: 33.5″ x 88″
Starting Price: $869.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 29, 2015 11:01 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller antique-appraisal, San Diego, California, United States
Comments: A black triangular bobbin tape lace shawl.  Could be Russian, but I think it has a more Eastern European flavor. The tapes are thin and meandering, looks like it would adapt well to figural work. Square mesh ground with a few woven leaves.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller says there is some repair.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301508471478   Unsold as of 4/6/2015 1:22 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/nolcnfw Pretty antique/vintage Honiton lace dress front/collar
Size: 27″ long waistband.
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 30, 2015 12:02 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton collar which could also be used as a dress front. Snails/slugs style with mirror symmetric design, although a bit crowded. There appears to be a rather coarse thread making the mesh with some thread would around intersections. Good woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331512522119   Sold for 34.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p3zdtak VTG BURATTO ITALIAN (?) NEEDLE LACE EMBROIDERED PEACOCK LINEN TABLECLOTH 34 X 34
Size: 34″ square
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: March 30, 2015 12:19 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kummitus13, Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: Looks like Point de Paris bobbinlace around the border of this table cover – the kind you sometimes see in pottenkant laces. The design fits around the corners, and you can see the join in the lower left.  Good solid figural work with a bird, probably a peacock. Excellent embroidery and drawnwork in the linen.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251890744098   Sold for $116.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qxmvset Fine Antique Victorian Brussels Mixed Lace Wedding Handkerchief
Size: 12.25″ square
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: March 31, 2015 9:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller Imarzil1, New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, and only simple needle-made knot grid fillings.  The Duchesse motifs are small and well-worked with a few bride fillings. No raised work in the bobbinlace that I can see. Nicely sculpted inner border.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None.  I wonder if the center was replaced at some point since it is so white. But probably some time ago.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Lace and center are ‘subtle ecru color’.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

371291219675   Sold for $61.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p2bjyza Beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Mixed Lace Collar
Size: 5.75″ x 22″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: March 31, 2015 9:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller Imarzil1, New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar or dress front. Raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses. No needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings other than the standard rayed affair found in most PdG roses. A little raised work in the bobbinlace on halfstitch background.  The shape of the piece is a bit unusual, rather small and I’m not entirely sure how it is used.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None. Three small hooks attached.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light fold crease down the center.

151630921161   Sold for $25.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oznafm6 50-Inches of Antique Brussels Bobbin Lace Trim
Size: 3.5″ x 50″ joined together to form 7″ x 25″ circle.
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: March 31, 2015 9:54 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller Imarzil1, New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Comments: Hmmm.  I think the two pieces are intact and could be separated. This looks a little like Valenciennes de Gand, but with picoted brides instead of the square mesh.  Innovative floral and leaf design, excellent technique.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  Two lengths sewn together lengthwise, then in a circle.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think I see some fold creases.

151630935889   Sold for $57.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p46yzs4 Vintage Honiton Lace ( circ. 1860’s) Wedding Veil #4
Size: 25″ x 94″
Starting Price: $595.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 31, 2015 1:05 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller petticoatlanesusa, Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The motifs are not typical Honiton, and the fillings appear to be needle-made which is a sign of a Belgian product.  Good floral design, small well done motifs. No esprits in the main ground. Most of the design is massed at the ends.
Provenance:  None.
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean – maybe a little beige in color.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

170878456198   Unsold as of 4/6/2015 1:24 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/ogvsqur Antique TRIM NEEDLE LAE Reticella BIRD PHOENIX Italian FIGURAL hANDMADE 78″
Size: 4″ x 78″
Starting Price: $135.00
Auction ends: March 31, 2015 2:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Comments: This insertion looks like Cyprus work, without a cut/drawn cloth ground which puts it more in the Punto in Aria camp.  I’ve never seen the figural work before.  Interesting piece.
Provenance:  Purchased in the early 1900’s, belonged to the Widener estate (rumored).
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  Removed from a bedspread.
Damage: A little worn along top edge. Occasional loose thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

400891483934   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q4ts44n Pretty 19C Handmade Rose Point de Gaze Brussels Mixed Lace Wedding Handkerchief
Size: ~14″ square
Starting Price: $199.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 1, 2015 5:50 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Point d’Angleterre – bobbin motifs with a Point de Gaze ground. There is a more conventional Point de Gaze insert in the centers and in each corner – no raised petals in the roses. Not much raised work in the bobbinlace either, motifs are small and delicately done. Typical of this lace. Beautiful attachment to the center cloth.
Provenance:  Estate in Maine.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

391094434869   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/pggbs5h Antique/vintage Edwardian lace stand collar and dress front- Rosaline
Size: 14″ neckline, neck to front edge, 6.8″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: April 2, 2015 12:17 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front and choker collar of Rosaline Perlé – looks all one piece.  The perls look needle-made.  A few perls are used in the mesh and at the tips of some motifs. Some interesting fillings in the carefully done bobbin motifs.  Interesting and elaborate piece of one of the best later 19th century Belgian laces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

231516085838   Sold for 76.50 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nqwuod2 1800’s Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Point de Gaze Needlelace Handkerchief Whitework
Size: handkerchief ~14″ square
Starting Price: $9.00
Auction ends: April 3, 2015 10:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller milwaukeeauctionhouse, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, framed.  Raised petal roses in the Pont de Gaze inserts. Raised work on halfstitch ground in the bobbinlace. Quite an elaborate design, well executed. A higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Small holes in the cloth, some pinholes and small holes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Rust stains on lace and cloth.  Don’t know what the backing is in the fram, but I recommend it be removed.
Finish: A little wrinkling in the cloth.

111631941636   Sold for $102.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ptrzfs8 Antique/vintage Beds lace handkerchief
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: April 3, 2015 11:42 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, UK
Comments: I have a handkerchief of this exact pattern in my collection, and I’ve seen others. It’s typical of late 19th early 20th C Armstrong work. Well done work with raised tallies in the leaves and roses. Good design, ideal for a Beds collection.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Cut cloth edges a little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Looks a little stiff and very white – might have been starched?

331515866126   Sold for 19.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obqrv5q Antique Handmade Venetian Lace Wedding Handkerchief – Linen
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: April 3, 2015 6:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller rinkabinka, Berkeley, California, United States
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure handkerchief.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A little fraying along some cut edges. One separation in the band next to the cloth. Typical looped picots around the edges, and note the straight picots on the brides. Some needlemade fillings in flower centers.  Good crisp design.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases, also some wrinkling in the cloth.

151632390504   Sold for $31.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qzzu36h ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE COLLAR OF THE FINEST QUALITY 19th CENTURY
Size: Not given, but tape measure gives 17″ across laid flat.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: April 4, 2015 3:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton collar with figural work of butterflies. Interesting raised work on some of the leaves and the larger butterflies.  Involved design, well out of the snails/slugs mode. It uses the Honiton floral denseness to good effect.  Note the alternating use of whole and half stitch in the insect wings and flower petals. Plaited, picoted brides, roughly square mesh.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

391094333534   Sold for $265.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qch3ofl YOUGHAL IRISH NEEDLELACE TIE 19th CENTURY
Size: 32 long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: April 4, 2015 3:20 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow tie of Youghal needlelace. Not a very ambitious design, but typical technique for this lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Might be a crease in the center.

391094404842   Sold for $110.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/otjnyg6 BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLISH BOBBIN LACE TIE OF THE FINEST QUALITY 19th CENTURY
Size: 42″ long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: April 4, 2015 3:35 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Beds. The design resembles the manufacture of Thomas Lester. Note the elaborate raised tallies against the clothwork. It uses a little gimp, but not much. Interesting design, excellent technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None. Tag sewn in near the center.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Might be a crease in the center.

391094675208   Sold for $150.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pdkd5cu BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLISH BOBBIN LACE COLLAR THE FINEST QUALITY 19th CENTUIRY
Size: Not given, but a tape shows ~25″ across when laid flat.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: April 4, 2015 3:45 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A long collar of Beds, again resembling Thomas Lester work. All the woven tally work along with the little threads connecting the motifs gives this an interesting, light appearance. There appears to be a gold colored thread worked into some of the motifs, almost like a gimp or outer thread. Very unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391094691678   $72.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/pdkd5cu BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLISH BOBBIN LACE COLLAR THE FINEST QUALITY 19th CENTUIRY
Size: 3″ x 43″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: April 4, 2015 3:50 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A simple joined lappet set of 3rd quarter 18th c Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. Typical band structure to the design, rounded ends.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut and joined in the center. 43″ is a little short for a lappet set like this.
Damage: Some repairs and a few pulls in the ground. A few breaks in the fillings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

391094707469   $72.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

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