Ebay Alerts! Seventeen items – April 17, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/hr776zb A Stunning 580cm Antique Brussels Lace Circa 1880
Size: 17 cm x 580 cm
Starting Price: £220.00
Auction ends: April 17, 2016, 10:39 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Bruges Bloemwerk. Irregular picoted brides with ‘islands’ where some groups of brides meet.  Single woven tally fillings, and no raised work, not even a really obvious gimp. These are all typical features of Bloemwerk, although the motifs are a little atypical, a bit more naturalistic.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites a few pulls.
Soilage: Looks clean, seller notes the whiteness of the piece.
Finish: Slight minor wrinkling.

351704717764   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hdv8ady A Pretty Antique Handmade Brussels Large Collar.
Size: 42 cm x 54 cm laid flat.
Starting Price: £28.00
Auction ends: April 17, 2016, 10:45 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A  dress front of Duchesse de Bruges. This is more typical of Duchesse than the previous piece.  There’s a tiny bit of raised work on half-stitch background, and a ground of irregular brides, no picots.  Conventional motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean, seller notes the whiteness of the piece.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311588451978   Sold for £28.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zvhcsjw BEAUTIFUL OAK LACE HORSE
http://tinyurl.com/h2afkfe Antique/OLD Lace pillow Stand – a piece of history
Size: #1 Not given.  #2 Not given.  I’ve written to both sellers about this.
Starting Price: £40.00, £15.00
Auction ends: April 17, 2016, 12:07 PM PDT
April 23, 2016, 1:55 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller twovolunteers, Daventry, United Kingdom
Ebay seller, woolywendy, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Comments: English oak lace horses come up occasionally on eBay (sometimes with contemporary pillows and bobbins), but it is astonishing that we have two this week. I’m thinking the 2nd one might be earlier given the way the joinery is done. It also has a more handcarved appearance, and the brace from the single leg to the support is unusual.  The first one is a more typical example, where the support to the single leg is attached to the ‘footrest’, and the ‘horseshoe’ is just a single thin piece of wood bent into shape. The only unusual thing about the first one is that the hoop has no support extending off the stand legs – usually this means two small support pieces attached to the upper part of the legs to the ‘horseshoe’.
I have 6 of these in my collection, and soon will be doing a Collecting post about them.  There are many variations.
Provenance: #1 came from the house of an elderly lady lived on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire – both Counties known for their beautiful lace. This horse belonged to her mother.
#2 Not cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: #1 looks OK.
Wood split through tenon on the left hand side of the leg support piece on #2. Might have happened when the wedge was put in. Does not go all the way through.
Soilage: Expected patina.
Finish: Expected patina on both.

111965338171   Sold for £79.00, 3 bidders, and boy is shipping to the USA expensive!
121954729273   Sold for £15.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zc8kkfw Vintage Hankie Handkerchief Handmade Point de Gaze Lace Flowers Wedding Bride
Size: 9.5″ x 9.75″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: April 17, 2016, 4:00 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller smarthatpete, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Comments: A  Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  Note the connected picots around the edges, resembling Alençon horsehair. Designs are quite simple, with an impressive chain of heavy rings around the center ‘mode’ of the corner flowers.  Note, the attachment to the center cloth could be better, the motifs overlaps the cloth. I wonder if it is a replacement.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes upper left mesh.  Occasional stray thread on one edge.
Soilage: Looks clean, but seller thinks the center cloth needs ‘refreshing’.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

201558659790   Sold for $41.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zbpkmch Exquisite Antique French Point De Gaze Lace Piece. Bridal/ Doll Dress
Size: 51″ length ‘tip to tip’
Starting Price: $125,00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 17, 2016, 9:20 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller gala7, Portland, Oregon, United States
Comments: A  Point de Gaze shawl collar, no raised work.  Very few decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just some simple rings. Fairly naturalistic flower design with swag work, and a line of small buds around the neckline.  The design is quite dense, with round esprits throughout.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh mainly on the back and one side. A few pinholes in the clothwork.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111965845855   Sold for $177.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zco45l9 BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR CIRCA 1880’s
Size: 18″ x 6-3/4″   (not sure what the 18″ means)
Starting Price: $80.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 18, 2016, 7:11 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jamesinski, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Comments: A  Brussels Duchesse collar. The only Point de Gaze included is an elaborate decorative ‘mode’ medallion at the collar outer corners.  Typical Duchesse motifs, no raised work, but there are designs embedded in halfstitch background.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: Fold crease at the back.

162035738927   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zkqhtlq 19th C. BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size: 5.5″ x 54″
Starting Price: $80.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 18, 2016, 7:14 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jamesinski, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Comments: A  Duchesse de Bruges lappet scarf. Nicely executed, gimp only which puts it more on the Bloemwerk side. Simple motifs, effectively put together.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little weakness around the discolored area on one side.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream (ivory) color. Some localized brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, although I can’t see the back midpoint.

162035740561   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zsf7um5 ANTIQUE LACE LENGTH OF NARROW HANDMADE FINE BOBBIN LACE INSERTION TOTAL PIECE
Size: 1.5″ x 156″  (measurement consistent with the ‘4m’ written on the tag).
Starting Price: $40.00
Auction ends: April 18, 2016, 7:17 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A  narrow insertion of white Chantilly. Wish the tag was intact, it might give the origin of the piece.  Belgian or French, I’m not sure. I can’t tell if it is silk or cotton, but I suspect cotton which would argue for Belgium. Simple wave pattern with honeycomb filling.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None. Looks like the ends are original start and cutoff.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, looks unused.

222086107757   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hfwcqz5 Antique Hand Made Brussels Rose Point de Gaze Duchesse Bobbin Lace Collar Vtg
Size: 16″ neckline, 8″ deep, 34″ around bottom.
Starting Price: $84.99
Auction ends: April 18, 2016, 8:33 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller 1860-1960, San Mateo, California, United States
Comments: A  deep collar of Brussels Duchesse with one raised petal rose. There seems to be a little raised work in the bobbin swags (not sure), but most of the bobbin motifs have a gimp and are more in the Bloemwerk style.  All the motifs are fairly large.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there’s a fold crease down the center back.

371595547650   371595547650a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ho64nf4 Antique BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE Fan with MOP Sticks & EXCEPTIONAL SILK TASSEL
Size: 10-3/4″ x 20-3/4″
Starting Price: $250.00
Auction ends: April 19, 2016, 1:32 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A  fan of Duchesse de Bruges with Mother of Pearl sticks. A little raised work on the strapwork, and it has a good naturalistic design.  Excellent technique. Original tassel.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Lace is loose on two sticks.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

351708274171   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jg8gose BRUSSELS MIXED Lace Runner w 8 POINT DE GAZE Roses, Double Layer Leaves 43.5×17
Size: 45.5″ x 17.5″
Starting Price: $9.95 with reserve
Auction ends: April 19, 2016, 1:32 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A  runner with a deep border of Brussels Duchesse – unusual to find this lace in this form. I’m not sure if the Point de Gaze roses (with no PtdG ground) have raised petals, but there’s a lot of raised work on halfstitch background. Some PtdG inserts at the ends with rows of decorative ‘mode’ fillings against the standard ground. Quite an effective piece, although the attachment to the cloth is a little rough.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some minor soft creases.

111969700304   $138.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.
http://tinyurl.com/hg3l7gd ANTIQUE FINE HAND MADE LACE LAPPET COLLAR SCARF SOFT off WHITE Point de Gaze?
Size: 40″ x 3-1/4″ to 1-3/8″
Starting Price: $58.00
Auction ends: April 19, 2016, 7:05 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller kajandco, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments: A  lappet scarf of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and minimal mesh. Note the 4 nicely done decorative ‘mode’ fillings at each end.  The design of thin branches is quite effective, and a nice counterpoint to the thicker edge and massive ends.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Might be seamed together at the back, but it’s not clear what was originally intended.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh. Separation of the back seam.
Soilage: Seller cites a little light yellowing.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

351704088417   Sold for $58.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zl67eyq * Attactive 19thc HONITON LACE -52in x 3in. – Good condition *
Size: 3″ x 52″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: April 20, 2016, 12:36 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow insertion of Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style, very nicely made with tight weaving.  There are few woven tally leadworks (some used at the termination of leaves). Bold, very clean design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

162037181721   Sold for $31.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jzxsvvu ANTIQUE ESTATE HAND VALENCIENNES WIDE EDGING PETTICOAT LACE YARDAGE
http://tinyurl.com/zhzghng ANTIQUE ESTATE HAND VALENCIENNES EDGING LACE 9 YARDS OUT OF COLLECTION
Size: 5″ x 8 yards
9 yards in 3 pieces (2 yds, 3 yds, 4 yds) x 2″ wide.
Starting Price: $175.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
$99.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 21, 2016, 9:07 PDT.
April 21, 2016, 9:07 PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Two borders of square mesh Valenciennes from the same seller.  The first is fairly wide and quite long.  I have the same pattern in my own collection, however with 4 rows of esprits above the pattern rather than this piece’s 2 rows. An interesting piece with some nice fillings.
The second piece(s) have a precise design with a single bud used as the esprit.
Both are Belgian examples, probably from Ypres, where work of this quality was often done.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Both look clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases in both.

331809876029   Buy-it-Now exercised.
331809876067   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zp7ljkf * 18th century FLEMISH  – MILANESE Bobbin Lace_52x4.5inch *
Size: 4.5″ x 52″
Starting Price: $38.00
Auction ends: April 22, 2016, 11:10 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Flemish pieced bobbinlace which might be an earlier piece.  The threads carried over on the back are often cited as typical of Flanders, but you do see it in Milanese also. These tapes are decorated with diamond windows and sometimes breaks into more elaborate patterns. Some nice fillings. Hard to attribute origin, this kind of lace was extensively copied, but the general condition and patterning makes me lean toward Flanders.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: a few small holes, some breaks in the header.
Soilage: Seller cites a deep cream color. A little red staining.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

162039439194   No bids.

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