Ebay Alerts! Twenty-nine items – March 6, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/gpmabm3 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE FAN
Size: ~8″ deep, 25″ across
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 7:55 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mythia, New York, United States
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze fan leaf with multiple raised petal roses. Note the clothwork used as fillings in a striped pattern which is unusual. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, I especially like the grids of knots.  Naturalistic floral design, well advanced from the more conventional raised petal rose motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: This is a bi
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Scattered small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Some small repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

152000373474   Sold for $107.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zwvo46q A Charming Antique Brussels Lace Collar C.1880
http://tinyurl.com/zxxuw9k An exquisite Antique Brussels Lace Bertha Collar C. 1890.
Size: 18 to 18.5 cm deep x 60 cm wide.
21 cm deep.
Starting Price: £42.00, £62.00
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 10:20 AM MST
March 6, 2016, 10:55 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: These two are an interesting comparison so I’ll review them together. The first is a Duchesse de Bruges piece,  I think it is a fan leaf.  It doesn’t seem circular enough to be a collar. The second one is a deep collar, much the same design as the first, but it looks like it is largely made of pre-made tape, more along the Princesse line.
The first is a good example of middle-market Duchesse design, a staple of many lace manufacturers. It’s not surprising that manufacturers would seek to imitate it with a more tape-lace technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None on the collar. I am questioning the fan leaf edges – one doesn’t look completely finished, but not really cut off. The other edge looks like something that would go on a guardstick.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos on either.
Soilage: Both looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases on the fan leaf. The collar looks slightly shrunken, perhaps from washing or just the limitations of the technique.

311556529114   311556546618
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http://tinyurl.com/h5c47n9 A Beautiful Antique Brussels Applique Lace Bertha Collar C.1890
Size: 14 cm deep x 103 cm long.
Starting Price: £58.00
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 10:30 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bertha of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. It has a very light design with small circular esprits in the ground. Decorative ‘mode’ fillings of alternating needle-made rings and knots are used in flower centers. A good middle-market product.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small hole along the neckline. A few stray threads on the outer edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold crease down the center. Some light creasing.

311556534190   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hnfc3gn An Exquisite Long Length of Antique Brussels Point De Gaze C.1870
Size: 9 cm x 173 cm
Starting Price: £140.00
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 11:25 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse border with an elegant Point de Gaze flower with raised petals (not a rose) worked directly into the pattern with no ground mesh.  Needle-made rings are used as fillings in both bobbin and needlelace.  Irregular picoted brides.  The design is a short repeat with interesting floral and leaf work, well beyond conventional Duchesse.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.
Damage: One defect in the header.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

311556564464   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hpjruz5 FINE ANTIQUE LACE EDGING IN THREE PIECES MEASURING IN TOTAL 6.72 METRES
Size: 9 cm x (354 cm, 206 cm, 112 cm)
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 12:10 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A long square-mesh Valenciennes border. It has a short repeat of a tulip-like flower, with small buds and dots used as esprits in the upper ground. No ombré work. This type of lace as used extensively as edging for linens and nightclothes.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut into three pieces, engrelure added. All ends cut.
Damage: Occasional broken mesh leg.
Soilage: Some small, localized tan spotting.
Finish: Soft vertical fold creases.

351662678449   Sold for £23.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jxfc6z7 SUPERB LENGTH OF ANTIQUE LACE GROS POINT OR ROSE POINT? 274 CMS BY 15 CMS
Size: 15 cm x 274 cm
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 12:10 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate 19th or 20th century Gros Point interpretation. Note the tightly covered sculpted raised cordonnet, and the varied clothwork. I’m guessing Italian, but it is very difficult to attribute origin to pieces like this.  Other possibilities include Ireland, Belgium, France, and Austria.  A definitive identification work on the subject is badly needed (notwithstanding the conference on the subject held at the Textile Museum in St Gallen in 2011 – interesting but it didn’t solve the problem.)  This piece is quite exuberant and has a lot of life mainly due to the varied types of clothwork. The sheen of the thread looks like linen, but hard to tell from the photos.
Provenance: Private collection of a large estate.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Occasional fraying in the raised work.
Soilage: A few brown storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351665258628   Sold for £85.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jfc8czp BEAUTIFUL FLOUNCE OF ANTIQUE LACE APPROX 312 CMS LONG BY 53 CMS WIDE
Size: 53 cm x 312 cm
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 2:58 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A long wide pieced bobbinlace that I think is a Bruges product. It isn’t the typical Bloemwerk – there is no gimp and the motifs are large and a little blocky.  There is some halfstitch shading, but the main ornamentation are the center veins of petals and leaves which give some direction and definition to the clothwork. Given the scale of the work I think the motifs are larger than they look in the photos.  It is a sign of good design when something like this can look good in both a large and small perspective. Note the ‘islands’ in the middle of the irregular picoted brides, which you do find in Bruges work.
Provenance: Private collection of a large estate.
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.

351665303655   Sold for £563.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gn36lkk Large Antique Lace and Mother of Pearl Fan by Madame Mercier, Paris, in Silk Box
Size:12-11/4″ long, 22.5″ wide.
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 7:08 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller gjg64, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze fan, no raised work, with Mother of Pearl sticks. The lace is of such high quality that I’m surprised they didn’t use something more elaborate in the sticks.  The design is quite naturalistic with extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, especially the little circles and knots in the grid pattern.
Comes with original box labled “Madame Mercier, Trousseaux, Bas de Luxe, Dentelles & Eventails, 26 rue Mather, Paris. The tassel has also survived.
Provenance:  This comes from the collection of Francis Maude McCray (1892-1976), the wife of the Chairman of the New Bedford Edison Electric Co. in Massachusetts.  They had no children and Mrs. McCray was a collector of American furniture, fans, calling card cases, and Chinese export items.  Most of her collecting was done from the 1930s through the 1950s.  The fans and card cases were left to her niece and they have been in storage since then.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Pt d G mesh looks good.
Soilage: Brown staining primarily where attached to the ribs.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

201527604438   Sold for $305.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jej6wor Antique French black Chantilly lace and Mother of Pearl hand fan in table frame
Size: 20.5″ across (not sure if that’s the frame or the lace). Sticks are 11″ high.
Starting Price: $299.00
Auction ends: March 6, 2016, 9:22 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atticcon, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Comments: A Chantilly fan with Mother of Pearl sticks in an elaborate standing frame. The lace is back with silk. The lace design is typical romantic florals and swags, not too elaborate. The fan doesn’t quite fit in the case, so the left hand guard stick is not visible.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos on the lace. Some splits in the silk lining.
Soilage: There might be some brown spots where the right hand guard stick is attached to the lace, hard to tell from the photos.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

121906752060   Sold for $380.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j5g7dls Handmade Silk Bobbin Lace Antique Victorian Dress Front….lovely piece in cream
Size: 20″ total length, 6.5″ at widest point
Starting Price: £9.99
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 4:43 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller woolywonders, Colchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A heavy silk guipure triangular dress front with attached choker collar. ‘m reasonably sure these are two separate pieces.  Note the very dense leaves sometimes raised against halfstitch ground, also the heavy gimp thread around some motifs.  I’m thinking this is a French Cluny piece, perhaps from Brioude.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None. Sewing to a backing fabric
Damage: A little worn around the neck edge.Gimp is loose in one place.
Soilage: Seller cites a rich cream color. Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled around the edges, especially the neckline. Seller says it is intact.

331788641177   Sold for £17.60, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jlu57ut A VICTORIAN BRUSSELS DUCHESSE DE BRUXELLES COLLAR WITH POINT DE GAZE PANEL
Size: 35″ neckline, 4-5/8″ center back depth
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 11:32 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A long collar of Brussels Duchesse with a raised petal rose in the central Point de Gaze insert.   Naturalistic floral design – I like the interruption of the neckline pattern with flowers and leaves.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace on halfstitch backing in the scrollwork.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few frayed brides in the bobbinlace. The Point de Gaze mesh has been replaced with a tulle backing. That whole insert looks a little messy.
Soilage: Isolated brown spot along the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191814795454   Sold for £23.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h7o3uyr 137 ins antique/vintage hand made Youghal needle lace
Size: 4″ x 137″
Starting Price: £230.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:00 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Irish Youghal needlelace. Everything about this piece is classic Youghal, from the scalloped foot edge to the very interesting filling stitches and the picoted brides.  The repeat is short with flowers and leaves including windows in the cloth stitch and ring decorations against the more open work.  Excellent example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Seller notes that one end is finished, the other cut.
Damage: Occasional minor pinhole in the clothwork.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white colour”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331788895346   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zn7qlrj LENGTH OF VERY BEAUTIFUL FINE HANDWORKED ANTIQUE LACE 120 CMS BY 3 CMS
Size: 3 cm x 120 cm
Starting Price: £11.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:02 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A insertion of Belgian Rosaline Perlé. I think the perls here are needle-made, and that same kind of raised work also extends into some of the flower centers. Note that there are needle-made fillings in a few motifs, which is unusual. Most Rosaline has a bride background, but there is a second time without brides as in this example. This later 19th c lace is one of my favorites, especially the ‘bride-less’ kine which has an unusually clean appearance.
Provenance:  From the private collection of a large estate.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks finished, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A few irregular fold creases.

351666076960   Sold for £29.55, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/grjdawo ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE 154 CMS BY 42CMS ( 60 INS BY 16.5 INS)
Size: 42 cm x 154 cm
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:03 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin-and needle-lace applique on machine net. There are some small decorative ‘mode’ needle-made fillings, along with a large hexagonal motif and leaf spray along the lower border completely needle-made. This piece has an elegant romantic floral design with a short repeat.  Carefully drawn naturalistic flowers and leaves of excellent technique. Note the small esprits in the rest of the ground.
What is most unusual is that this appears to be the end of a much longer piece, and one end is just plain tulle, never having been embroidered.
I wish there were more.
Provenance:  From the private collection of a large estate.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other end was never appliqued.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

351663575259   Sold for £185.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zajsass Antique/vintage delicate small Brussels point de gaze lace collar – for child
Size: neckline just under 12″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:06 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Point de Gaze collar. No raised work, and the design is a short repeat, mostly florals. A simple elegant piece, although quite small.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites soft ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331788898164   Sold for £21.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jf8qzxn THE HUNT Antique Italian Point Venise Needle Lace Tablecloth DEER HORSES DOGS
Size: 66″ x 104″
Starting Price: $2,400.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:07 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: I don’t often review table linens – there are plenty of these on Ebay and the needlelace ones don’t often deviate from one or two basic designs. This one is more adventurous showing an elaborate hunt scene. No napkins or other set pieces.  It might be Italian, but it’s often hard to attribute a place to pieces like this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites light ecru color. Seller says it has been ‘carefully hand laundered’ but gives no details on the process. A few faint discolorations remina.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

141897334819   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/gtdplkh ANTIQUE HANDMADE WHITE BELGIUM DUCHESSE LACE BERTHA COLLAR BEAUTIFUL
Size: 66″ x 104″
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 12:24 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller Ihanrahan, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse deep collar, and there is one raised petal rose at the back of the neckline, the rest of the Point de Gaze inserts are flat. Note the elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, especially the grid arrangements. It has an elaborate romantic floral design.
Provenance:  I spoke to the seller about this piece, it was purchased by her mother who got it at an estate in San Francisco. The cloth is signed by E. G. Nelson on the back, who according to the note was the last owner documented in the attached note. The note gives the history of the piece back to Mme. Roentgen, although no dates are given.
Date: The Roentgens were married in 1872 and this piece is consistent with the 4th quarter of the 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Piece is basted onto fabric.
Damage: A few separations of the Point de Gaze  from the bobbinlace.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in the photos.
Finish: Fold creases, and the pieces has been fit so it lies flat on the fabric. The motifs seem a little shrunken, probably from a past wash.

281949864355   Sold for $305.00, 4 bidders.  Welcome to Los Alamos, Mme Roentgen!

http://tinyurl.com/jp82mej ANTIQUE LACE WIDE LONG HANDMADE EDGING OF POINT DE PARIS LACE UNUSED W/ LABEL
Size: 3.75″ x 153″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: March 7, 2016, 5:55 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A Point de Paris border, of the type we often see originating around WWI. The tag appears original and says ‘Made in France”. It has a simple, elegant design with a curving trail and restrained florals.
I think someone should investigate the connection of laces like this with earlier Pottenkant designs – many of the techniques are similar.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: Early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few separations of the Point de Gaze  from the bobbinlace.
Soilage: Seller cites a light ecru color.
Finish: Vertical fold creases. Looks unused.

222040936446   Sold for $72.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zenrcno ANTIQUE LACE – BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL – STUNNING
Size: 50″ x 102″
Starting Price: £75.00
Auction ends: March 8, 2016, 4:47 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl. Typical romantic floral design but not overly elaborate. No esprits, and no ombré shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Holes along the top edge. Racroc split along one side. I think there might be one repair near the right point. Difficult to evaluate since it is photographed on the rough texture rug background.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Irregular creases in the body of the piece.

191818544309   Sold for £104.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zgekkmv Antique/vintage pretty embroidered net and whitework collar – rose and bud
Size: 34″ neckline, 4″ back depth.
Starting Price: £75.00
Auction ends: March 8, 2016, 10:28 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting embroidered net collar with long points. Most of it is a very dense tambour with some padded flower centers. Looks like the edges are crocheted.  Then there’s this large raised embroidery rose motif attached to one side. It makes quite an impression.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231859190728   Sold for £47.10, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jj5z5bx ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE FAN W/MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS
Size: ~12.5″ x 23-23″
Starting Price: $295.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 9, 2016, 9:24 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan with finely inlaid Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised work and the design is very dense – a little chaotic and I can’t see much of a flow to the pattern.  Irregular non-picoted brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Lace looks OK, one stick needs to be reglued.
Soilage: A little localized brown spotting along stick attachments.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

151977626693   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/gohsmzg ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE FAN W/MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS
Size: 25″ x 175″
Starting Price: $1,650.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 9, 2016, 9:28 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A deep flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.Needle-made single ring fillings and also grids of needle-made knots used as fillings. I’m not sure how the large area of grid fillings are made along the lower border.  The design consists of well executed florals in a fairly simple design. Extensive small esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut..
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Soft vertical and horizontal fold creases.

151977629367   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zxehyn4 VENTAGLIO ANTICO CHANTILLY- ANTIQUE LACE FAN BOXED-EVENTAIL ANCIEN-ABANICO
Size: 25″ x 175″
Starting Price: 99.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 9, 2016, 11:07 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller fanlady24, Padova, Italy
Comments: A Chantilly fan with a Duvelleroy box. The sticks are thin, made of a dark elaborately inlaid Mother of Pearl (the seller calls this Tahitian dark mother of pearl).  The lace itself is very fine, probably a French product. It has a design of florals sweeping across the leaf.  No esprits, no  ombre shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some repair to the sticks. Lace looks intact.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

222042808428   Sold for 146.90 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jkcscwz Marvelous Antique Ladies Black Chantilly Lace Mourning Shawl Scarf Mantilla.
Size: Not given. Maybe you can scale the dimensions off the cat.
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: March 9, 2016, 5:26 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller 1996forward, Littleton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Chantilly triangular shawl.  I assume the cat does not come with it.
The lace is dark black, might be a Belgian product. Typical romantic floral design with lots of strapwork. No esprits, no ombré shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some tears along the top. Might be consistent with cat claws but are probably the result of trying to undo some kind of fastening.  Some of these are racroc splits. There are also some pinholes, and a few weaknesses in the halfstitch.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creases along the top edge.

I must object strongly to the cat sitting on this piece, which probably took 10 women a year to make. We need to respect the lace, the designers, the thread spinners, the marketers, the former owners who ensured its survival, and above all, the women who made it.

291700667694   Sold for $69.09, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hmnxjp3 antique french handmade Chantilly silk lace shawl 19th c – tiny flaws
Size: 52″ x 105″
Starting Price: $280.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 10, 2016, 11:01 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: The third triangular Chantilly shawl this week. 2nd Empire romantic florals with esprits in the ground. Good strapwork along the borders.  No ombré shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes – not sure if the holes are aligned with racroc. Some loose threads and it looks like a little repair along one edge as shown in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No large pattern of creases or wrinkles.

401068950688   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/z6qmgqr Distinguished Family Newport RI Antique c1918 LACE Wedding VEIL Carrickmacross
Size: 101″ x 22.5″ to 23.5″
Starting Price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 10, 2016, 1:31 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Eagle, Idaho, United States
Comments: A Carrickmacross applique rectangular shawl with a solid provenance. There is a little guipure work at the ends. Good needlerun fillings, and note the raised rings in flower centers.  Typical looped picots around the edges.
Provenance:  Originally work for nuptials of James Galbraith Vermillion (Princeton alum) and Elizabeth Hallock Vermillion, of Newport Rhode Island Sept 10, 1927.  It was considered a family heirloom and worn again in 1955, 1986, 1987 and 1999.
Comes with a  slip for 2-3/4 yards of Carrickmacross Irish Lace dated 1918.
Date: ~1918
Condition:
Modifications: The center part has been slightly gathered to accommodate a headpiece for a bridal veil.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots.
Finish: A few small creases.

291699989143   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jrl5umh Fan/Eventail #3,Handmade Belgian Rosaline Perlé bobbin lace,RARE FAN
Size: 8.5″ long
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: March 12, 2016, 7:18 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments: A fan of Rosaline, but it’s an a typical Rosaline design.  Not so structured – the design is a bit scattered. It is a bit on the Duchesse side, although the technique is pretty much Rosaline. Including some perls that I think are needle-made. The seller says the sticks are horn.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

401083166197   Sold for $200.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j2q6r3q Fan/Eventail #4,Handmade Italian Burano Needlelace,RARE LACE
Size: 8.5″ long
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: March 12, 2016, 7:18 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments: A Burano needlelace fan with decorated Mother of Perl sticks. The motifs are a little large and simply drawn. Note the grids of rings used as fillings. This lace uses cotton thread with the cordonnet buttonholed on.  I’ll be devoting one day to Burano technique in my 30 hour Needlelace Practicum course at IOLI this year.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A little brown staining.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

401083178210   Sold for $285.00, 4 bidders.

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