Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – October 11, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/ogxd857 Pretty antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace bertha
Size: 42″neckline, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 11, 2015 11:40 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Bloemwerk, excellent technique. Note the use of the gimp instead of any raised work, the single tally fillings, and the ‘islands’ in the irregular picoted brides.  An good example of this type of lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites discoloration to inner neckline and 2 brown age spots to back edge.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331672880613   Sold for 80.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/owukn8x Belgian style chainstitch Carrickmacross lace 19th C. Berthe collar shawl
Size: ~36″ neckline, ~8.25″ deep
Starting Price: $78.00
Auction ends: October 11, 2015 2:28 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A bertha or narrow shawl of muslin applique on machine net.  The motifs are attached with chainstitch, which is a sign of Belgian work. Some good needlerun fillings. I find the floral design good, although a little simple in the motifs, basically meaning that there wasn’t any extra work in giving the flowers and leaves any finesse.
Yes, this technique was used in Carrickmacross applique, however I’d prefer to name both types of laces a more generic ‘muslin applique on machine tulle’. Then get into specifics about locality of manufacture.   (this is the type of lace used on Princess Diana’s wedding dress train).
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Pinholes and small holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites slight discoloration on part of the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141792694612   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nkbp6d7 A PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY FRENCH NEEDLEPONT LACE LAPPETS WITH AN ALENCON GROUND
Size: 22.75″ x 3″ (at tops)
Starting Price: 90.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 11:31 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A later 18th c pair of Alençon lappets, obviously treasured due to all the repairs. This is a later design with small designs in the centers and a narrow border full of decorative ‘mode’ filings around the sides and lower ends.  It is a simple concept which went well with the lighter muslin dresses that came in around 1780.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the tops are close to original.  Looks like few motifs or parts of motifs went missing in the repair process.
Damage: Holes and pinholes in the ground, also many repairs including replacement of ground with machine tulle.
Soilage: Look clean.
Finish: Small creases in parts of the ground.

191708904982   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pqkmcr5 C 1700 handmade Mechlin bobbin lace wide edge with Bizarre Silk design
Size: 3″ x 1  yard
Starting Price: $245.00
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 11:59 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United Kingdom
Comments: Wish there were more of this. An impressive Mechlin border with partridge eye fillings, also some complex snowflakes, and something approaching quatrefoils. Also a nice bar and zigzag pattern. It really doesn’t have much that can be called a ‘ground’ at this stage.  I find the design a bit too naturalistic to be considered in the Bizarre style (but it’s close), and yet the motifs don’t have much of the blockiness that later examples sometimes exhibit. The the set of Valenciennes lappets in the photo next to the listed piece from my own collection represents a truer ‘Bizarre’ style – they have an element of abstractness missing from the listed piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730-40
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Numerous holes, especially larger ones at one end. Frayed along lower edge.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.  Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: Diagonal creases.

131620437625   Val_great_lappets   Sold for $735.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o2lo4xu DENTELLE ANCIENNE, Chantilly, ANTIQUE LACE
Size: 26.4″ diameter
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 12:04 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A Chantilly parasol cover divided into 8 sections (this is pretty typical of lace parasol covers). Elaborate floral design, well executed. Note, no esprits in the ground. I like the holes surrounded by gimp in the strapwork along the outer edge, and the way the little tendrils hang down in the mid section.  This would have had a light silk backing attached before mounting.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think it’s unused – the center hole where the spike of the parasol would go is not open.

141790915850   Sold for 169.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nor66zy DENTELLE ANCIENNE, POINT DE GAZE, ANTIQUE LACE, BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE XIXthc
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 12:04 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  Simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just some knots and small lines of rings.  It doesn’t need much decoration, the design fills the entire space quite well.  Excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Several holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks like there’s a little localized faint browning.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

141790521895  Sold for 262.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qephv6z Neat antique/vintage white Bedfordshire lace collar
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:02 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A beds collar with a typical arrangement of formed inner piece with a wide border on the outside and a narrow border on the neckline.  Raised tallies in the center part.  It resembles work done by the Bucks Cottage Worker’s Agency.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: About 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, almost overly white.
Finish: There might be a center fold, hard to tell.

231712538648   Sold for 10.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/no6ye5w Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace bertha
Size: 37″ neckline, 6.5″ deep.
Starting Price: £95.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:10 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional motifs all around, but what really makes this piece are the large inserts of grid ring and knot decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller says it has been laundered and is a soft old white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331674619778   Sold for 123.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ouosv4s * VINTAGE – Attractive Flounce unused Bobbin Lace 140″x 2.5″ *
Size: 37″ neckline, 6.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $30.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:10 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A long insertion of Beds, quite a complex floral design. It does look like it is all one piece, including the upper narrow border. The design includes leaves and flowers with some nice gimp work and woven tally fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161849733535   Sold for $61.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p89a4mr Pair late 18th C. handmade Alencon needle lace lappets
Size: 23″ each, 3.25″ to 2.5″ in width.
Starting Price: $78.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 1:55M
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Alençon lappets, same general style as the ones reviewed above, but a slightly lighter design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: late 18th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Holes in the mesh, some repairs.
Soilage: A little beige in color, some localized brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141794453150   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ns5kgnm 18thc. Mechlin Bobbin Lace
Size: 1.75″ x 24″
Starting Price: $18.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A short length of Mechlin with a 5-hole ground. The design is Louis XV, and they did experiment with grounds in this period. Beautifully woven, very precise work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, one seam.
Damage: One break in the foot edge, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252115424755   Sold for $92.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/on35f3x PRETTIEST Antique Italian CANTU LACE Table Runer w/Bobbin Lace FLOWERS 11×34
Size: 11″ x 34″
Starting Price: $145.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 14, 2015 9:01 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: This Cantu table runner is unusual because of the inserts – looks like a pieced lace with a kind of dieppe ground added in. Otherwise it’s a conventional Cantu piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141774773437   Unsold.

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