Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles & Mode Ancienne – March 1, 2017

Textiles & Mode Ancienne
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: starts at 13:30
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/gpnoozl. There is also a printed catalog.
Public Viewing: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Thierry de Maigret, 5, rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
01 44 83 95 20, contact@thierrydemaigret.com
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard, sevdex@yahoo.fr, +33 (0)6 80 65 12 18

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 71 to 104. There are also some excellent traditional headpieces starting at lot 37.   Note the following:
Lot 81 and 87 Mid 18th c Brabant or Brussels flounces.
Lots 83 and 86, these both have wide, long flounces of application on machine net.
Lot 95 An excellent Point de Gaze lappet scarf.
Lot 98  Punto in Aria flounce, looks maybe 2nd quarter 17th c.
Lot 99  35 x 260 cm flounce of Mechlin. Looks all in one piece.

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone bids are accepted for lots with the low estimate higher than 300 . Absentee bids can be made by submitting a request 24 hours in advance of the auction
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot. Go to https://www.drouotonline.com/creationdecompte to create an account.
You must also register to bid on a specific auction. Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There is a lot of instructional material at http://www.drouot.com/static/_drouot_guide_enchere.html?lang=en
Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, 22% VAT + VAT 20%) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque, Mastercard and Visa.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles – February 27, 2017

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles
Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time: l10:00 Session 1 – lots 1 to 250
2:00 Session 2 – Lots 250 to end of sale
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Map: http://tinyurl.com/9ablaow
Viewings: Friday, February 24th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday February 26th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Web Catalog:  http://kerrytaylorauctions.com/Catalog/?id=439
Phone: +44 [0]208 676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]203 137 0112
Email: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

The laces in this auction run from lots 372 to ~443. Lots 380 to 467 are from the lace collection of the late Enid Purvis, a noted lace collector. Other lots were previously in the Countess of Effingham’s collection, and from Duart Castle, Isle of Mull.
Here are some of interest:
lot 380  Valenciennes lappets ~1730
lot 381  Portrait panel with droschel ground
lot 382 Brussels bobbinlace lappets early 18th c.
lot 385  Bizarre Brussels lappet ~1720
lot 386 two pairs of Alençon lappets, c 1770
lot 387 Reticella and lacis cover
Lot 392 Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata panel with Genoese bobbinlace border
Lots 404 and 405 Punto in Aria needlelace
Lot 407 Punto in Aria ‘vandyke’ style
Lot 413 Reticella/Punto in Aria edged collar with similar pieces
Lot 414 A border of Brussels flat grounded needlelace ~1730, and others.
Lot 417 Alençon or Sedan cap back and matching border.
Lot 418 Point de France reworked collar.
Lot 426  Joined mid 18th c Mechlin lappets
Lot 428 Interesting Russian or Eastern European borders
Lot 429  Fine Honiton collar.

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport). They may request a credit card.
If you want to use The Saleroom live internet bidding you must register with them – this is a separate process and your registration will be forwarded to Kerry Taylor to approve.
– There is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 50,000 GBP, 20% above that, and the premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at http://tinyurl.com/knztuao and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through The Saleroom.  You must register here for the auction at the site.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.

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No Ebay Alerts for January 29, 2017

Update 2/12/27  And obviously I’m still not doing the Alerts.  Will try again next Saturday.

Apologies, after the February 1st deadline I’ll have a lot more time for posts.

Laurie

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No Ebay Alerts for January 22, 2017

Big lace-related deadline coming up February 1st – more on that later. So no Ebay Alerts tomorrow.
Laurie

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Auction: De Baecque, French and Belgium laces from the late 18th cent to 1930 – February 1, 2017

1/27/2017  Online catalog added.

Auction: French and Belgian laces from the late 18th century to 1930
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Place: De Baecque & Associés
70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/jzpacv4
Time: 14:00: Laces
15:30:  Textiles-Costumes
From the wardrobes and trunks in an attic of a Chateau near Lyon and others.
Catalogs: dentelles_01-02-2017_debaecque
ventedebaecque_fevrier2017_francangl
http://tinyurl.com/j6lesp6
Website: http://www.debaecque.fr/
Public Viewing:  Viewng in Paris (132 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris):
Monday January 23 from 14:00 to 18:00
Viewing in Lyon (70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon):
Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Feburary 1 from 9:00 to 12:00
Information: Paris 01 42 46 52 02, Lyon +33(0)4 72 16 29 44, contact@debaecque.fr
Lace Expert: Claude Vuille, claude_vu@hotmail.com, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

About 90 lots of laces will be listed, and Claude has sent the following notes and photos:

  • #31  This kind of Valenciennes de Gand has been produced after Sister Marie-Joseph from the Visitation convent died. The bobbin lace makers then created a simpler diamond mesh ground of twisted threads to fastening the production, and they used a cotton thread instead of the fine linen thread used by the Visitation convent.
    Dim : 3,65m x 7,5cm (144” x 3”) (good condition) 1,40m x 6cm (55” x 2.4”) (good condition, one join)
    200/250 EUR
    31_valenciennesdegand_01   31_valenciennesdegand_02
  • #33  Flounce of Dresden stitch, Germany, 18th cent, fine whitework on a fine batiste. (good condition)
    Dim: 75cm x 8,5cm. (29.6” x 3.3”)
    250/300 EUR
    33_dresde
  • # 42  A nice flounce of French Alençon handmade needle lace dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent, lovely floral design very finely worked in  cotton thread, with the simple Alençon ground, horse hair along the edge, color is slightly ecru. Good workmanship.
    Dim : 5,85m x 7cm (230’’ x 2.8’’) (good conditon, a very few little holes in the net)
    700/800 EUR

    42_alencon
  • #51 A deep stole of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, over 130 roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1880-1900, cotton thread, creamy-bone color with some shading (good condition, some slightly orange shades or little storage spots, a few little holes to the net)
    Dim : 2,60m x 68cm (102” x 27”) the wider
    4000/5000 EUR
    51_etole_pointdegaze_01   51_etole_pointdegaze_02
  • #53 A gorgeous handkerchief of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1870-80, cotton thread, ivory color (very good condition, a very few storage dots)
    350/400 EUR
    a_53_mouchoir_pointdegaze_01
  • #56 A rare gorgeous handkerchief framed with a wide French Alençon handmade needle lace, dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent.
    Beautiful design with garland of flowers, each corner is decorated with a basket, bouquets of flowers & ribbon, cartouchs with fancy filling.  Alençon simple ground, cotton thread, horse hair. Good workmanship (very good unused condition for the lace, eight tiny pinholes to the central cloth)
    The beauty of the design and the really good quality of workmanship  show that this comes from one of the foremost manufacturers, possibly Lefebure.
    Dim: 34cm x 34cm (13.2” x 13.2”)
    2000/2500
    a_56_mouch_alenc_01
  • #59 Beautiful wedding handkerchief with the coat of arm of the Count Arthur Charles Marie de TALHOUËT de La GRATIONNAYE and Ernestine Hélène Marie THOMÉ de KÉRIDEC dating from the 2nd half of the19th cent. Hand spun and wowen linen, fine whitework motif of two lions with the coat of armes of de Talhouët de la Grationnaye familly and Thomé de Keridec familly surmounted with a count coronet, embroidered motto of the Talhouët familly “Nil Altius” . Edged with a Valenciennes bobbin lace (in a very good clean condition)
    250/300 EUR
    59_hanky

This is a Drouot auction, although it will be held in Paris. You can bid online with Drouot Live.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before noon on June 13, 2016 – go to http://tinyurl.com/z4abdwb and find the auction on the page for June 13.
The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer’s Premium:  20,83% HT = 25% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Check or cash.  Bidders should make themselves known to De Baecque before the auction begins.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items – January 15, 2017

http://tinyurl.com/hhzwb35 Fine antique/vintage Irish  Youghal lace and linen modesty panel – shamrocks
Size: 7.8″ x 10.3″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 9:41 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangle of hemmed linen with Youghal needlelace at the top edge and in a carefully cut out insert. The shamrocks in the insert have divided leaves, a nice touch. So is the complex grid filling. Even the best Youghal handkerchiefs rarely have this complexity.  The top insert is symmetric around the center point, and a rather simple, but dense design.  I don’t know what this is for. Perhaps as suggested by the seller, some kind of dress insert. It’s too small for a hand towel.  Note the top border is offset relative to the edges a bid, unsure why.  Any suggestions?
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: Horizontal fold crease.

332086132975   Sold for £89.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hw8ulha Antique/vintage unused Honiton lace fern motif
http://tinyurl.com/j8p27ce Antique/vintage unused Honiton lace snodrops motif
Size: fern – 3.8″ x 1.2″, snowdrops -~3″ x 3″
Starting Price: £12.00, £20.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 9:50 AM PST.
January 15, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Honiton motifs like this don’t come up for sale too often, but there does seem to be a regular supply.  The finished pieces are often attached to blue paper – note the shiny finish on the paper for the 2nd piece. They are probably left over piecework for orders that were never completed, and as such provide insight into the Honiton lace industry.  The designs of these two pieces is more advanced than the snails/slugs style.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color both.
Finish: Papers a little creased.

232200021732   Sold for £12.00, 1 bidder

232200026811   Sold for £38.00, 4 bidders

http://tinyurl.com/gwfbkmj 150 ins antique vintage Bucks point lace border
Size: 3.5″ x 150″
Starting Price: £75.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 10:09 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of English Point ground lace.  I’m going to say this is Regency Point, because of the general design, large filling areas, and the fact that the little four-petal flower near the border has an inside gimp and no gimp on the outer edge. Hard to tell if this is original or a more modern copy.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 19th c, maybe 1st half.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, probably threads cut off the bobbins on the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: :Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

232200042496   Sold for £367.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jor7uk8 70 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/gkwhjuy 130 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/hjmqyf3 87 ins antique vintage Valenciennes lace border – flower and leaves
http://tinyurl.com/gt5zu5x 3 pieces fine antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace
http://tinyurl.com/zrcmstv 79 ins antique/vintage 19th C Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/jlvs56p 3 pcs. antique/vintage Valenciennes lace border

Size: 2″ x 70″, 2″ x 130″, 2″ x 87″,  (2.2″ x 41″, 1.1″ x 31″, 1.3″ x 81″),
2″ x 79″, (2″ x 70″, 1.3″ x 37″, 1.2″ x 52″)
Starting Price: £15.00, £15.00, £18.00, £20.00, £12.00, £20.00
Auction ends: January 15, 2017 10:39 AM PST
January 15, 2017 10:46 AM PST
January 17, 2017 10:15 AM PST
January 17, 2017 10:26 AM PST
January 18, 2017 10:54 AM PST
January 19, 2017 10:29 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll put all the Valenciennes from this seller together.
Provenance: #5 from a large collection of Val from a French collector. Most are typical later 19th c floral design, some with esprits, some without.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: #1 Ends cut  #2 Ends cut, 1 join  #3 edges cut and secured
#4 All cut one end, can’t see the other end #5 Cut and hemmed both ends
#6 Cut one end, middle one secured, can’t see the other end on any. One zigzag join on top piece visible. Set #6 is a little different, with the tight, thinner designs we associate with earlier in the 19th century, although they were made throughout the century. Thje last two on set 6 look like they have round hole mesh, rest are square.
Damage: #1, seller cites several small holes.  #2 bottom edge a little frayed.
#3 Seller cites localized breaks to top edge and wear to bottom edge.
#4 Seller cites some small holes, not sure where. #5 Small hole and some breaks to top edge #6
Soilage: #1 Seller cites some age discoloration #2 looks clean. #3 seller cites dark cream color. #4 bottom one has some red spots. #5 Seller cites pale ecru color with occasional brown rust mark. #6 Seller cites dark cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

232200066149   332086187266   332088183962
Sold for £15.00, 1 bidder.
Sold for £18.00, 2 bidders.
Sold for £42.00, 3 bidders.

232202182755   232203300484   332090338344
Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.
Sold for £14.50, 2 bidders.
Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zx8slza 19c FIGURAL Bobbin Lace Flounce: Knight, Other People, Birds, Some Funny Beings
Size: top 33″, bottom 34.75″, right side 9.25″
Starting Price: $630.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 8:50 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Point d’Angleterre border made in imitation of Point de France needlelace.  The standing figure under the crown is probably Louis XIV in theatrical costume. This is likely a copy of a late 17th c piece. There are some small flowers with ‘perls’ much like Rosaline.  Point de Gaze mesh.
We have seen something like this before. There is a piece reviewed in the 5/13/2015 Ebay Alerts http://tinyurl.com/js7v7ml which is a copy of a well known late 17th c cravat in the St. Gallen collection.  Several copies are known, including a ‘Point d’Angleterre’ one in the collection of Margaret Simeon.  Such copies were done not only in this technique, but also as bobbinlace applique on machine net.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c
Condition:
Modifications: Irregular cut left end, more or less straight cut right end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes throughout.
Soilage: Might be some light stains lower right border.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351955025018   351955025018a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gqxncsu Large Lace Dress Collar Antique Vintage Edwardian
Size: laid flat ~19″ wide, 21″ sort of on one side (see photos)
Starting Price: £12.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 10:11 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller banderllon, Thatcham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Sol lace medallions, difficult to say where it was made. The thread is a bit heavy, with just two motifs.  A small loosely woven circle, and a larger pinwheel motifs.  It is a complex form with long front lappets, and might be an early 19th c craft piece.  But the design is interesting and the work of a quality that might indicate a more professional origin.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks like the shoulder area might be fitted.
Damage: Neckline looks a little strange.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

262795659938   Sold for £15.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jblqdmn Lace Dress Collar Lapel Antique Victorian Edwardian Handmade Wedding Dressmaking
Size: laid flat 11″ x ~17″
Starting Price: £26.00
Auction ends: January 16, 2017 10:24 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller banderllon, Thatcham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Honiton Guipure. Snails/slugs style with small areas of woven tally leadwork grid fillings.  Turkey Tail motifs around the edge, small rings around the neckline.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Slight fraying in attachment areas, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

262795675049   Sold for £26.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jmkal47 Antique handmade Maltese bobbin lace lappet long scarf black
Size: 178 cm x 18 cm
Starting Price: £111.60 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 17, 2017 7:37 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of black silk Maltese. Outer edge is a ring of flower medallions, with some guipure ovals up the center. The pattern is matched so that a 4-leaf cross flls the empty spaces. A small medallion with a Maltese cross is at each end.  A fairly large example of this kind of scarf.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some minor folding along end edges.

162285967625   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hlo5klr 86 ins antique 19th C Brussels Alençon lace border – provenence
Size: 2.6″ x 86″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: January 17, 2017 10:11 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon of the Herren Alençon style, but with réseau fin throughout.  I don’t see any obvious horsehair, it would have been used, but withdrawn.
Provenance: from the collection put together by Margaret, Marchioness of Crewe, her daughter, the 9th Duchess of Roxburghe and her great aunt, Lucy Cohen.
Date: 4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes and pulls in the mesh, one messy repair.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: Some creasing near engrelure at right end.

332088182114   Sold for £40.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hfcwnco COLLECTORS FANTAST WIDTH BLACK SILK FRENCH 19THC FLORAL CHANTILLY LACE 75×21″
Size: 21″ x 75″
Starting Price: $129.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 10 3:55 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: An unusually wide border of Chantilly, probably used on a dress skirt. It’s not a typical crinoline flounce.  Romantic floral design with multiple rows of small esprits in the upper ground. No ombré shading.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, I think, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Two racroc splits photographed.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

122275561855   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zztds2r Antique Belgian Duchesse Bobbin Lace & Mother of Pearl Fan abanico eventail 1900
Size: 17.75″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 7:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller madaboutfans, Cork, Ireland
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruges with plain Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. Conventional motifs, irregular unpicoted brides.  No needlelace accents.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some orange staining, mostly located along the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

142241906177   Sold for £57.54, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jjf2qly Antique French Lace Veil/Shawl – 1800’s Handmade, 106″ by 25″
Size: 25″ x 106″
Starting Price: $2,999.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 8:36 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller rasmith81, New York, New York, United States
Comments: The photos of this piece are fuzzy, I can’t tell if it is needlelace or bobbinlace, but it is applique on machine net.  I’m guessing needlelace.  There are needle-made grid fillings in the flowers. Light floral design extending well up from the ends with a fairly wide border in the center part.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: There appear to be pulls and repairs in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

322364308091   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hbhv5k2 RARE, SO BEAUTIFUL Antique Irish CARRICKMACROSS LACE 10 Placemats DAINTY & FINE
Size: 11″ diameter.
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 8:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: Carrickmacross table linens are rare. The set of round Carrickmacross applique mats are small for dinner pieces, but could be used for lunch or tea. They appear to be a trousseau set with initials in the centers. Shamrock and rose design with needlerun fillings, and the typical looped picot border.  Buttonholed rings used as ‘esprits’ in the tulle. The cloth used is quite transparent, and I’m having trouble seeing how the edges are appliqued to the tulle. No obvious hand stitching, could use a really good closeup.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites white color and says they have been ‘gently hand laundered’, but gives no details on the process..
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142002498851   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zvf2gj2 Antique/vintage fine Brussels applique lace handkerchief – from Paris
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: £220.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 9:39 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Elegant well worked small floral motifs. I think the esprits are buttonholed rings, hard to tell from the photos. Small needle-made knots and occasional ring used in flower centers.
Provenance: Bought by the seller in Paris.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color. A few small localized rust marks.
Finish: Vertical fold crease.

332089232958   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j69qp8a Antique/vintage fine Brussels applique lace handkerchief – from Paris
Size: 15.2″ square
Starting Price: £230.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market Honiton guipure handkerchief. Finely worked ferns, feathery leaves, and figural butterflies. The clothwork in the pointed leaves with raised work is very even. Note the half stitch shading used in flowers and butterflies.  Here is the “Radford” handkerchief in the Met http://tinyurl.com/hsvdpky, and note it is labeled as ‘possibly designed by Emma Radford ( British, 1837-1901)’. There are differences between the two. The Met’s example has picoted brides and a much busier design with smaller motifs.  There is little sign of the traditional motifs found in the Ebay piece, yet the technique of the leaves and butterflies is similar in both.  The eBay’s treatment of the edge next to the center cloth is less sophisticated than the Met example.  It seems to me that the Ebay piece is a more traditional design, although well out of the snails/slugs mode.
Provenance: Similar to work of Emma Radford in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Honiton Museum in Devon.  See comments above.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller thinks it may have been laundered at some point and is now off-white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, not sure it that’s a good thing here.

332089248209   Sold for £952.80, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jruvk53 74″ Antique Hand made Bobbin lace Collar Bedfordshire artist made Lace
Size: 74″ long
Starting Price: £199.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 11:30 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller nconny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of Beds lace, high quality both in design and execution. Note the leaves in the trail, also used as raised flowers against clothwork. This piece has a modern feel.
Provenance: Seller was told that the lady who made this lace won awards and was from Connecticut.  (I have not been able to locate a name.)
Date: mid 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: A few stray threads along the foot side.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

381920731645   Sold for $557.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hety4j3 Antique handmade Point Plat de Venise needle lace edging COLLECTOR
Size: 3″ x 37″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 11:38 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A border of Flat Point, difficult to say when and where it was made.  The design is complete, which is in itself unusual for an early piece.  It does have the look of linen with a patina one might expect from cold pressing (although this might just be fuzzy photography.)  Filling stitches and eyelets are are seen in early work.  But there were so many copies of this kind of lace made, that without detailed examination, I’d say the jury is out.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c?
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, bobbin-made engrelure added. Unsure if the lower edge is original.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few brown spots. Seller cites ecru/light beige color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142242121953   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/htuaova 17the C. Berainesque Flemish bobbin lace as unusual hooded veil or shawl
Size: 12″ x ~3 yards
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 12:42 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This could be an early Flemish bobbinlace piece – the quality of the small motifs and the presence of the 6psided plaited mesh are good signs.  It also has the vertical symmetry (sometimes called ‘candelabra’) typical of the later 17th c. Large flounces like this were usually used as furnishing pieces.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Later 17th or early 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Reworked as a hooded shawl with a chiffon lining and some fringe added.  Original piece cut and secured on the ends. Bottom edge looks original, can’t see the top edge to tell if it may have been modified.
Damage: A number of small holes in the mesh, fairly localized.
Soilage: Seller cites ecru, light beige color.  Seller also says the piece has been washed but gives no details on the process.  There appears to be some brown staining remaining.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

132061629221   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zy52o4y Antique Hand Made Point De Gaze Needle Lace Collar 118cm
Size: 46″ long
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 1:25 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller ncnonny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Point de Gaze. No raised work and fairly limited but well done buttonholed rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the flower centers. Typical romantic floral design, well executed.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller notes a few stains.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

381920864720   Sold for $99.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/he6fl3b 18th C. handmade Alençon needle lace long edging yardage COLLECT COSTUME
Size: 2.25″ x 3 yards 26″
Starting Price: $265.00
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 3:41 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Louis XV mid 18th c needlelace border. I can’t see the mesh clearly, but I suspect is is brides tortillée, which would put this in the Argentan style.  It has a small variety of decorative ‘mode’ filling stitches. These include picoted hexagonal brides, groups of picoted rings, and star-like motifs. The clothwork is very solid, no decoration in the clothwork. Picots in the main work seem limited to the outer edge, and I don’t see any horsehair – also typical of Argentan work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pulls and pinholes in the mesh, with some small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

142242346693   Sold for $265.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z2btlqc Vtg Antique Early 1700-1750 18th Century Italian Lace Trim Rare Museum
Size: 6″ x 90″
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 18, 2017 4:12 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: Laces like this are a puzzle. They appeared in the 18th century, and although they are often considered a Milanese subcategory, they were more common in Aquila in the central Italian Abruzzi region, usually with a more narrow tape than this example. Note the vertical symmetry of the design, also a characteristic of this lace. In addition to the wider tape, this example has double picoted brides, which is unusual, and aligns more to work in Milan. This tape lace is a simple technique and also spread into Eastern Europe.  Copies have been made well into the 20th c, and I’m reluctant to attribute a precise origin to this piece.
Provenance: One of the tags on this piece says “Phillips”, presumable the auction house that had such great lace auctions years ago.
Date: mid 18th c?
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some vertical and other creasing.

291550311898   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hont8rn Antique handmade needle lace Point de Venise a Rose or Point Colbert STUDY
Size: 6″ x 1+ yard
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 9:56 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: I think this is a Burano piece, copying the smaller version of Gros Point, sometimes called Rose Point.  But I don’t like that term because everything in the lace world ends up being called Rose Point at some time or another.  Burano didn’t only make the grounded laces with overcast cordonnet, they also produced a lot of this type of lace. The long twisted stitches are the best indication.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: late 19th to early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142243197116   Sold for $145.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/z2twauu Vintage Bedfordshire Cluny Bobbin lace handkerchief edging
Size: ~10.5″ square
Starting Price: $19.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 1:01 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Beds handkerchief border. Close weaving, and note the raised tallies on the corner leaves. I especially like the treatment of the inner edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Bit of a discontinuity lower center, not sure what this is.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical and horizontal fold creases.

132062781143   Sold for $19.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/j4klvae Antique Tiffany Carved Mother of Pearl Floral Lace Fan
Size: 14.5″ 24″ fame
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: January 19, 2017 1:01 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with Mother of Pearl sticks.  Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. A high end market piece.  Naturalistic design, excellent technique.  Piece is framed
Provenance: Label on the frame – Wedding Present Mary E James, May 15, 1886. Gift of John Matthews (Tiffany x Co)
Date: ~1886
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Edges near the guard sticks look a little soiled.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

201782811232   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hpcbop5 ANTIQUE POINT de GAZE EXQUISITE LONG LACE COLLAR WITH ROSES & LEAVES
Size: ~48″ long, 5″ wide at ends
Starting Price: $86.00
Auction ends: January 20, 2017 4:37 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller bortique, Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar with lappet ends, and with a separate ruffle attached at the back of the neck. Raised petal Point de GAze roses with no ground are set into the bobbinlace, which is almost all finely woven fern leaves.  A few round and scroll elements, but these are minor.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little shrunken, especially in the roses, probably from a past wash.

302195599145   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jr2dgll ANTIQUE POINT de GAZE EXQUISITE LONG LACE COLLAR WITH ROSES & LEAVES
Size: 120″ x 44″
Starting Price: $4.99
Auction ends: January 20, 2017 5:30 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller dierstrebor, Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Small needlelace accents in flower centers.  It has suffered over the years (see provenance), but a lot looks recoverable. It is a good example of the type, although I think the motifs are a bit large in scale.
Provenance: Purchased over 60 years ago from a New York antique dealer.  Made into a bridal veil for a fashion shoot in 1952.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Made into a bridal veil.
Damage: Some major holes near the left end, minor holes elsewhere.
Soilage: Beige or ecru color.
Finish: Overall creases and wrinkles.

201783031290    No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gqqlp23 VINTAGE 1900s SILK MALTESE BOBBIN LACE HAND MADE JABOT PANEL EXQUISITE HEIRLOOM
Size: 40 cm deep, neckline 17.5″, neckpiece 4 cm deep. 12.75″ wide max.
Starting Price: £123.25 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 1:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage*desires, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese dress front with attached standup collar.  This type of lace originated on the island of Malta in the mid 1800’s. This piece is more typical of later work, and has a central Maltese cross, flowers around the border, and massed leaves in the main insert.  The dollar has a central cross, small flowers elsewhere.
Provenance: Seller says it was given to a relative about 1840.  But neither the style nor the history of Maltese lace agrees with this date – and it was not made in France.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall slight wrinkling.

322303355896   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jgyd49p ANTIQUE CARRICKMACROSS LACE BORDER
Size: 40 cm deep, neckline 17.5″, neckpiece 4 cm deep. 12.75″ wide max.
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 1:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Flounce of Carrickmacross applique on machine net. Floral design, short repeat, with small areas of needlerun fillings. Typical looped picot border, no raised work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Top border original but unfinished.
Damage: Small holes in the tulle, some repairs in the tulle, including one large zigzag piece.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Wrinkles and creases, especially near the top.

282323177461   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jnarpd2 ANTIQUE CARRICKMACROSS LACE SHAWL
Size: 20″ x 96″
Starting Price: $425.00
Auction ends: January 21, 2017 5:39 PM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A high-end market Carrickmacross applique rectangular shawl. Design of flowers and bows with some swags at the ends.  Note the bride fillings with long picots, sign of better quality work. As are the raised rings in flower centers. Circular esprits in the ground, and it has the typical looped picots around the edges.
(I am helping this seller on her descriptions.)
Provenance: Used at one time by a prominent New England family as a wedding veil.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pull in the net. There are some loose threads visible in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

282323200641   No bids.

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Lace Event UK: Essex Lace Makers Lace & Craft Suppliers Fair, March 12, 2017

Essex Lace Makers Lace & Craft Suppliers Fair
Sponsor: 
Essex Lace Makers – ELM
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Place: Chelmer Valley High School
Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford CM1 7ER
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/lnfat4g
Information: Marilyn James, marilynjjames@yahoo.co.uk, 01255 222135
Jackie Pells, j.pells@hotmail.co.uk

Demonstrations and exhibitions. Lacemakers invited to bring their pillows.
Vendors: Acorn Bobbins, Reg Beasant, Bead Barn, Pat Castelo, Claire Allen, Common Thread, Craft Arena, Creative Jewellery, M&D Davis, Fireside Reflections, Glass Frog, Guild of Needle Laces, J&G Hudson, Jackoscraftycorner, Lace Guild, Lacewing Designs, Lace Society, Lou Woo Designs, Makit Lace, Material Creations, Mainly Lace, Chris Parsons, Roseground, Sallys Spangles, SewnwithSoul, Pandorion, Alison Tolson, Turnstyle, Tylers Patch, Margaret Wall, Watercolours Lace, Winslow Bobbins

Tickets: £2.00 at the door, free for E.L. M. Members.
Free parking.

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