Ebay Alerts! Thirty-five – November 27, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/juv4mgd Huge Chantilly Lace Triangular Crinoline Shawl – 1860s – Wonderful design
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  7:34 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl. Fairly large motifs in the central floral design, in other places the motifs are more compact. No ombre shading. It can be difficult to maintain constant tension over large areas of half-stitch, and it’s nicely handled here. There’s no photo of the piece spread out, but you can see some nicely handled strapwork along the edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Two pieces modified and assembled together.
Damage: Scattered holes in the mesh.  Seller cites a repair to one corner.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Looks like some creasing in the photos, but this might just be how the piece is draped.

232149634368  Sold for £265.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hgf3yh2 Antique Point d’Alençon Deep Lace Flounce, 1st Quarter 19th Century, 426 cms
Size: 5.75″ x 168″
Starting Price: £160.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  10:25 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller mummybuffy, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Comments: See also a matching, but slightly shorter length #291948684212.
Early 19th c Alençon border.  This is similar to but lighter than the later 8th c ‘Herren’ Alençon. It has 8 rows of ‘esprits’ in the form of small buds, and a single flower in the pointed scallops. This is a much more feminine design than earlier pieces, and is meant to be ruffled. The flowers have some decorative stitches in the clothwork, and ‘modes’ are limited to single or double rings.
Provenance: From a Cornish estate
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Réseau fin looks in good condition (unusual for a piece of this age) although seller cites ‘one or two stretches’ with no further details. The leaves in the lower flowers look to have holes, not enough closeups to really examine this.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291948684204   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j957pjj 131 ins antique/vintage 19th C Brussels applique lace border – unused19th Century, 426 cms
Size: 5.75″ x 131″
Starting Price: £95.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  10:34 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Three rows of small flowers used as esprits, and the main floral design is well defined and of excellent technique.  Picoted knot grids, rings, and plain knot grids used as fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other end is unfinished in the working process.
Damage: A rather crude repair to the mesh about 1/3rd of the way from the cut end. Hard to tell, but I’m wondering if t his isn’t the beginning of a repair that would have been made to a defect in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: One vertical crease. Looks unused.

232149784912   Sold for £95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jtjwfun 106 ins antique/vintage 19th C scallop design Valenciennes lace border
Size: 2.75″ x 106″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  11:00 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A tightly woven Valenciennes border. Note the openwork along the lower border, both a chain of snowflakes and large diamond shaped motifs.Good bold design.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Two places where top edge is broken.
Soilage: Seller cites dark cream color and some areas of dark brown age discoloration.
Finish: Small creases near one end at the top edge

232149807567   Sold for £29.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gu3uqs2 A Huge Antique Honiton Lace Bertha C.1890
Size: 180 cm x 36 cm (don’t know how those were taken)
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  12:00 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar with long front points or dress front of Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style, scattered florals with a flower repeat along the outer edge. The inner neckline might be a separate addition – it has a needle-made ground not present in the main piece.  The whole design looks a little thrown together. Good technique with extensive leadwork fillings.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small repairs. One hole along the neckline. Difficult to assess since photography is done against a light colored background.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some soft fold creases.

311746428293   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zfkeux6 Grand large volant de dentelle noire ancienne Chantilly? 5mAntique black lace
Size: 18 cm wide, two pieces, one 4m and one 1m
Starting Price: EUR 1.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  12:46 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller french-antique-international, Cadaujac, France
Comments: Two pieces of the same Chantilly flounce.  No ombre shading, no esprits in the ground.  Simple floral repeat with a wave band of honeycomb rings at the bottom.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Occasional pull in the ground. Not many photos to assess.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases, but few photos.

222321196352   Sold for 25.50 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qyry4da FRAMED HANDMADE Antique Vtg BELGIAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HAND FAN
Size: fan – 14.75″ x 26.75″
Starting Price: $2,499.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: November 27, 2016  5:41 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller red*velvet*bench, United States
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze fan with carved and pierced Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. No raised work in the lace.  Extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, including chains and grids.  The design is very naturalistic with an asymmetric design. Excellent technique.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Mounted in a gold case (17.5″ x 29.5″ x 2.5″)
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, note there are few closeups.
Soilage: Seller cites mild age discoloration.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

161304446457   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jrgouf4 Antique Handmade Lace Collar honiton bobbin lace
Size: 31″ neckline, 5″ max depth, 40″ outside measurement.
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: November 27, 2016 6:38 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ncnonny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A collar of Duchesse de Bruges. No raised work, but there is some interesting clothstitch inside halfstitch background in the end flowers and triangles along the neckline. Excellent technique and design.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: One brown spot near one end.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

222318061329   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hzequak RARE ORVIETO LACE Acorn Pattern Set 11 Coasters or Cocktail Napkins, Beige.
Size: ~5″ diameter
Starting Price: $115.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: November 28, 2016 7:10 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A set of 11 Orvieto crochet doilies. This particular acorn and oak leaf design has come up on Ebay before, but this is a new set. Orvieto comes up very rarely, and this seller has a set of placemats and napkins in what may be the same lace #351722957114.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: 1st half 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites beige with a slight peach tinge. Picoted edge is lighter beige.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111985487322   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zxpvjph 19th C. Point Ground handmade bobbin lace possibly Lille COLLECT COSTUME
Size: ~5″ diameter
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016 10:10 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Border of “Bucks or perhaps Lille point ground lace. I think it’s a little too geometric for Lille, and favor more the English attribution. Note the interesting looped gimp treatment just below the ground.
Provenance: None Cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142186327482   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/h9hhnso 70 ins antique/vintage 19th C Brussels applique lace border – unused
Size: 3.2″ x 70″
Starting Price: £80.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  10:29 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels needle and bobbinlace applique on machine net. Fine technique, and note the grid of picoted and plain needlelace fillings in hexagonal needle-made cartouches. The loops below the upper flowers are also needlemade. Short repeat, nice presence.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles from the photos. Looks unused.

332039853358   Sold for £82.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j53o9kn Mid C18 flounce of Brabant/ Flemish bobbin lace
Size: 13.25″ x 64″
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  10:30 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: Brabant lace is a general term for lace thought to have been made outside of Brussels. It varies a lot in quality. It is a pieced lace combining both bride and 6-pointed star grounds. This piece is typical with an undulating trail filled with vertical bars and zigzag connections. The speces in the trail have floral motifs with 6-pointed star ground. Elsewhere are individual motifs with bride gound.
Provenance: None given.
Date: 2nd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Several small holes along the length.
Soilage: Beige tone.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291945801661   Sold for £135.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zm945hs Late C17 Milanese bobbin lace flounce
Size: 44″ 10+” + 1″ heading
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  11:00 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of late 17th c Milanese with an elaborate floral design, and a double-headed eagle. Tightly woven and decorated clothwork as well as numerous fillings make this example very high in quality. The ground is a roseground variation, and note some woven leaves used as accents.  An additional border which might be Binche has been added at the bottom.  Wish there were more of this.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 17th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut down, lower border is an addition.
Damage: Fraying along the edges, holes mostly in the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles from the photos.

291946530230   Sold for £395.55, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zvc5pcw 62 ins antique Alencon lace border – provenance
Size: 2.2″ x 62″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  11:09 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A late 18th c Alençon border , réseau fin. Two rows of esprits above a very open and delicate lower border.  This is a very light lace, meant to be ruffled with a short repeat.
Provenance: From a collection put together by Peggy, the Marchioness of Crewe, her great aunt, Lucy Cohen, and Peggy’s daughter, Mary, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe.
Date: 4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh.  Looks like some repairs have been made.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: Short creases in the mesh.

332039898082   Sold for £40.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z237hdb Antique 19th C Fleur de Lys Valenciennes handkerchief with embroidered crest
Size: 13″ square.
Starting Price: £130.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  11:14 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This seller has several handkerchiefs from this collection. They are largely made up of early laces re-purposed as handkerchief edges (#332038687639, #232150942102, #332038702948). One with a Mechlin edge, #232155335710, has a more original work, even though the Mechlin is in the style of the mid 18th c.
I’ve been staring at this Valenciennes handkerchief for some time trying to decide if something similar is going on.  Many of the motifs (largely fleur de lis) do not match well in the pattern, however any joins are extremely well done.
Provenance: From a collection put together by Peggy, the Marchioness of Crewe, her great aunt, Lucy Cohen, and Peggy’s daughter, Mary, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Could be an assembly.
Damage: Occasional small hole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

332039902571   Sold for £160.55, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hpw4epz 120 ins antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace border
Size: 2.5″ x 120″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  11:20 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A round hole Valenciennes border. It has the look of 3rd quarter 18th c, plain clothwork with ‘line drawing’ to define the motifs. But it could be a later copy.  Would be nice to determine the fiber, linen or cotton.
Provenance: From a collection put together by Peggy, the Marchioness of Crewe, her great aunt, Lucy Cohen, and Peggy’s daughter, Mary, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe.
Date: 4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites dark cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or folds.

332039907119   Sold for £26.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gw2ogkp A PAIR OF MID 18TH CENTURY BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS WITH A DESIGN OF VASES & FLOWERS
Size: 23″long, 5″ at tops.
Starting Price: £600.00
Auction ends: November 28, 2016  12:20 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: I agree with the seller, these lappets have the feel of English Devon. Not quite as refined in design as contemporary Belgian examples. Motifs are made separately, connected with small brides, and they have the same snowflake fillings as Belgian work.  However an exact attribution is very difficult. See the example in the second photo of a set from my own collection, which I feel a little more confident in an English origin. But not much.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Tops look intact, but I’m not certain.
Damage: Seller cites one small opening and one broken bride.
Soilage: They look clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or folds.

192031781871   english_round_end   Sold for £1,031.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hk4cltx Antique Handmade BRUSSELS Bobbin LACE Bertha COLLAR Point de Gaze Layered Roses
Size: ~20″ x 18″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: November 29, 2016 7:42 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front with attached choker collar. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, quite naturalistic. Note the large filling of decorative ‘mode’ flowers in a grid pattern center front. Raised work in the bobbinlace swags. Dense floral design, excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites two tiny holes in the PtdG mesh and a few broken threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

192034988851   Sold for $128.49, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jdxaqw3 Antique 19th Century Lace Fan Mother of Pearl in Antique Gold Frame Box
Size: frame- 22″ x 2″ x 15″
Starting Price: $325.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: November 29, 2016  8:57 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller escolimited12011, Indian Head, Maryland, United States
Comments: A framed fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, with Mother-of-Pearl plain sticks. Romantic floral design with flowers sweeping across the lace. Almost too elaborate for the plain MOP sticks. Original tassel attached.  Only a few needle-made rings used as accents.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Belonged to the seller’s mother’s aunt from Bolivia.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan fold creases.

152327953577   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jkauos4 Antique Brussels Point de Gaze collar/ dress front with double petalled roses
Size: neckline to large rose, 23″. Entire neckline 45″.  Back depth 6″.
Starting Price: £450.00
Auction ends: November 29, 2016  10:38 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze collar with long front points. Although there are large bobbin-made leaves, which pushes toward Point d’Angleterre, but still more Point de Gaze.  Multiple layers to the raised petal roses. These roses form a ‘necklace’ of flowers around the front. The piece is rather sparing of decorative fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Late 19th c.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color, with slight pink discoloration to back neck.
Finish: Expected fan fold creases.

332040811261   Sold for 520.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jsv4pcg Antique English Bucks Point Bobbin Net Lace Shawl Veil 19th Century Victorian
Size: ~27.5″ x 106″
Starting Price: $425.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 6:14 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: An unusual rectangular shawl of Bucks. Only three of these have come up for sale on Ebay in the past 5 years. They all have the same open design with large motifs and kat stitch fillings. This is an excellent example, with a little wear to the mesh.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes scattered in the mesh, along with occasional fraying.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

302124957495   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hghdccg Historical lace collection – antique 19thC Flemish/Belgian Rosaline bobbin lace
Size: 6 cm x 498 cm
Starting Price: £180.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 9:02 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: In the past two weeks a number of exceptionally long, excellent laces have appeared on Ebay, found by the seller in the Netherlands as a family collection stored in a box. Some are already on their way to join my own collection.  From the condition and general style I’m guessing these might date from around WWI.  This example is a Rosaline Perlé length, and the perls look needle-made. Short repeat, good technique.
Provenance: From the family of a Dutch Countess (Grav)
Date: I’m guessing around WWI
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is a little dusty with a few storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Looks unused.

201724031590   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hc4t3mg Historical lace collection – antique 19thC Brussels Point de Gaze lace 580 cms
Size: 9.5 cm x 580 cm
Starting Price: £620.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 9:09 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Another long piece from the Grav box. Border of Point de Gaze, raised petal roses. Aside from the expected rows of rings, there are no decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Naturalistic florals, conventional design.
Provenance: From the family of a Dutch Countess (Grav)
Date: Maybe around 1900 for this piece.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny holes at one end.
Soilage: Seller says it is a little dusty with a few storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201724044290   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zlf4337 Historical lace collection – antique 19thC Flemish needlepoint 430 cms
Size: 14 cm x 430 cm
Starting Price: £360.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 9:12 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Another long piece from the Grav box. This one is a Venise needlelace, probably Belgian, although Italy is a possibility. No sculpting of the cordonnets, and no defined edges to the motifs. Patterned clothwork gives variety to the piece, and a standard openwork hole design is used for most fillings. Note the trefoils where brides meet.
Provenance: From the family of a Dutch Countess (Grav)
Date: I’m guessing around WWI
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is a little dusty with a few storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

192032716422   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jaj28ve Historical lace collection – antique 19thC Brussels Point de Gaze lace 335 cms
Size: 335 cm x 8 cm
Starting Price: £260.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 9:17 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Another long piece from the Grav box.  Point de Gaz border with a single raised petal rose per repeat.  The design is quite simple, only fillings are single and chains of rings.
Provenance: From the family of a Dutch Countess (Grav)
Date: I’m guessing around WWI.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is a little dusty with a few storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

192032727042   Sold for £260.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hv2u3rp Historical lace collection – antique 19thC Antwerp Mechlin handmade lace 471 cms
Size: 471 cm x 9 cm
Starting Price: £220.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 9:23 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Another long piece from the Grav box.  Point de Paris with large floral and leaf motifs in an undulating pattern. The fillings in the flowers might be more typical of Dutch work.  The motifs are fairly plain, but effective.
Provenance: From the family of a Dutch Countess (Grav)
Date: I’m guessing around WWI.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is a little dusty with a few storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201724075245   Sold for £220.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z39x324 Collection antique handmade lace in box – as found in France Point de Gaze etc.
Size: 32 lengths, some over 2 meters length, some shorter.
Starting Price: £180.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 10:27 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG8 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A collection of 32 borders including Valenciennes, Duchesse, Application, Point de Gaze and more.
Provenance: Found in France.
Date: Later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Not evaluated.
Soilage: Not evaluated.
Finish: All rolled up.

201724159749   Sold for £236.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ztaumpy Belle bande volant dentelle de Valenciennes fine ancienne 4m antique French Lace
Size: 4.5 cm x 4 meters
Starting Price: EUR 1.00
Auction ends: November 30, 2016 12:12 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller french-antique-international, Cadaujac, France
Comments: A long length of Valenciennes. Very fine square mesh with a narrow repeat. Straight lower edge. I’ve sometimes seen this type of Val called Valenciennes d’Anglaise, although there’s no evidence it was made in England. The pattern derives from late 18th c work.
Provenance: Not given.
Date: Mid 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

322338129753   Sold for 42.62 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zaqpl9q 108 ins antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace border – feather plumes
Size: 1.9″ x 108″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 1, 2016 9:09 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, UK
Comments: Tightly woven long Valenciennes border. The plume design is unusual, as is the openwork along the bottom. Short repeat, single ‘esprit’ in the ground.
Provenance: From a French collector.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, one end secured.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites occasional small brown age mark.
Finish: A few small creases.

332042924571   Sold for £58.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zrnfpm5 190 ins fine antique 18th C Brussels Alencon lace border – provenance
Size: 2.5″ x 190″
Starting Price: £200.00
Auction ends: December 1, 2016 9:16 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller french-antique-international, Cadaujac, France
Comments: Alençon border with réseau fin, mid 18th c design. Several different decorative ‘mode’ fillings. No esprits, with a fairly simple floral design.
Provenance: From a collection put together by Peggy, the Marchioness of Crewe, her great aunt, Lucy Cohen, and Peggy’s daughter, Mary, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, one end secured.
Damage:  Ground in overall good condition, but you can see some small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.  Some brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

332042929508   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j8gm25v ANTIQUE RARE BURANO LACE LARGE BERTHA SHAWL EXTRAVAGANT ROMANTIC DESIGN
Size: 7″ wide, 39″ long.
Starting Price: $475.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: December 1, 2016 10:04 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Burano Bertha. Motifs are quite large, scroling leaves and flowers. Fairly simple fillings.
There is a similar bertha now listed on ebay, #142146011744.
Provenance: Museum deaccession.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371701467141   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/gvqhgtw A79 ins antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace border – flower sprig
Size: 2.3″ x 79″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 2, 2016 11:17 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A valenciennes border with scalloped edge.  Simple flower sprig design, snowflakes and beads in the lower border.  No esprits.
Provenance: From a French collector.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites occasional brown age mark.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Only one photo of this piece.

332043922779   Sold for £25.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jnrhko5 63 ins antique/vintage delicate 19th C Brussels applique lace border – unused
Size: 5.2″ x 63″
Starting Price: £45.00
Auction ends: December 2, 2016 11:40 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Veryu delicate, well executed designs. Two rows of buds used as esprits in the upper ground. These nicely offset the more vertical design on the lower edge.
Provenance: None given.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends cut.
Damage:  Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: Slight creasing, minor.

332043939242   Sold for £45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zouwong Dentelle ancienne,style Point de Gaze rebrodé, XIXe,,antique lace, needle lace
Size: 10 cm x 1.97 m
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: December 2, 2016 12:19 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A sophisticated border of Point de Gaze, with complex designs and heavy cordonnet, almost resembling Venise. The clothwork is also a bit heavier than normal, and note the extensive use of raised rings on top of clothwork. Note also the occasional picoted bride filling  This variation is occasionally seen in combination with more conventional Point de Gaze, in higher end market pieces.
Provenance: None given.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends cut.
Damage:  Occasional pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142187029532   Sold for 120.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/j2lzc7o ANTIQUE FRENCH FAN MOTHER OF PEARL BRUSSELS LACE
Size: 24″ x 12.5″
Starting Price: $199.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 3, 2016 9:57 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller aspicarlos, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse with Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised work in the single Point de Gaze insert.  The dense floral design works very well, almost too sophisticated for the plan MOP sticks.  No raised work in the bobbinlace, just the usual Duchesse rolled technique giving definition to the motifs.
Provenance: None given.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends cut.
Damage:  Two broken sticks.
Soilage: Brown spots where glued to sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

142169578961   No bids.

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