Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – October 18, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/p56ujqq Stunningly Large BRUSSELS LACE Collar Antique Bridal Handmade Masterpiece
Size: 43.6″ x 23″ laid flat, 13.5″ center depth, 4″ side depth, 46″ neckline.
Starting Price: $295.00, $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 8:48 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A deep frontpiece of English Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style, starting to break out of that genera. Note the figural birds and butterflies, also well done woven tally leadworks. An impressive design of the flower garden ‘hedgerow’ effect so common in this type of lace. Excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some small breaks.
Soilage: Seller cites creamy off white color. Along with some localized light spots and faint tanning.
Finish: Some fold creases.

351546515480   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qhfkzkl Intricate Antique Point de Gaze Needle Lace Collar Orchids Scrolls
Size: 21″ x 16″ laid flat, 6.75″ center depth, 7″ side depth, 17″ neckline.
Starting Price: $78.00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: An interesting Belgian needlelace frontpiece, both in design and technique. It has a combination of un-grounded work and Point de Gaze inserts without raised work. The clothwork has the same density throughout the whole piece. Extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although they are fairly simple. Note the picoted double brides along the neckline, unusual. The design is a bit asymmetric with an Art Nouveau feel.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes in the Pt de Gaze mesh, occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites light cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291587093033   Sold for $78.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3qc5dm A Beautiful Antique Point De Gaze Brussels Handkerchief 1890/1900
Size: 32 cm x 30 cm
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:45 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs, also no raised work other than the veining. Good conventional design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional separation where the PtdG is attached, along along the cloth attachment.  Fixable.  PdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller notes some age marks in the cloth.
Finish: Sold creases and wrinkles, especially in the cloth.

311462801449   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p9tpt5f A Gorgeous Brussels Point De Gaze Dress Front/back C.1890
Size: 38cm wide panel, 38 cm from back to front.
Starting Price: £62.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse deep collar or dress front.  Raised petal rose in one Point de Gaze insert, other inserts have no raised work. Note the lines of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, nicely done. The Duchesse is a bit on The Bruges Bloemwerk side with fairly large motifs.  The scale of all the motifs seems a little large.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some small holes in the ptG mesh. Some3 brides look like a twisted pair instead of a full 4-plait, wonder if this is original, although it doesn’t interrupt the design.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311462823284   311462823284a   Sold for 64.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oexd9jq ANTIQUE HAND MADE VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLE LACE – 3 PIECES
Size: 13.5″ x 2″ and 9″ x 3″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:26 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of Gros Point style cuffs with a matching choker collar. From some of the clothwork is done I think this might be a French piece.   Italy is a possibility, but the stitches don’t look right.  Very difficult to tell with these copies, they were made in several places.  This set has nicely shaped raised work, good filling stitches, but no special ornamentation.
This seller has also listed other excellent items, especially Irish Crochet.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A few folds along the edges.

231715538884   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o93mdt5 A Stunning Length Of Antique Point De Gaze Lace. Circa 1890
Size: 14 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: £82.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:55 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A s border of Point de Gaze, of a type that I sometimes call ‘guipure’. It has no Point de Gaze Ground, just a few twisted bar connections.   You see this come up for sale occasionally.  Interesting design, but not particularly sophisticated.
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: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351546600645   Sold for 180.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nm2fkda An Exquisite Long brussels Pont De gaze Lace Collar/lappets & Cuffs
Size: 10 cm x 120 cm, cuffs 23 cm x 8 cm.
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles shawl collar and matching cuffs. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, but a little in the strapwork in the bobbinlace.  Conventional design, but it’s unusual to find a matching set.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and small holes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases, slight wrinkling.

311462843450   Sold for 120.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3l4jt5 FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 43″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Simple leaf design at the ends, and  I especially like the quatrafoil designs used as esprits in the main ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and a few tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Pale cream color.
Finish: Some creasing in the tulle.

331677405076   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/palquqv FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 3″ x 8.5″, 3″ x 3.5″, 3.5″ x 9″
Starting Price: £4.99
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 12:32 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller vane90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Please look at all the listings by this seller; I’m showing two photos below from separate posts and only giving information for the bobbinlace.  For several weeks this seller has been listing short bobbinlace samples, along with some needlelace. I spoke with the seller who indicates they were purchased as a lot from an antique and vintage haberdashery dealer who specializes in buying up large batches of dead stock in France. They appear to have been part of a sample book at one point because some of them have glue on the backs. They come from the Craponne-Sur-Arzon area, and the bobbinlace looks typical of this area.  The needlelace samples, however, look very much like Viennese Art Nouveau lace, and were probably imported by the retailer.
This is a remarkable collection and is proving quite popular with buyers. Hopefully someone can help identify the manufacturer.
Provenance: See comments.
Date:  early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some have signs of glue on the back.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391291349743   401007767657
Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.
Sold for 24.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl6w43e ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY FLEMISH, MILANESE LACE LARGE OVAL TABLECLOTH
Size: oval – 12″ x 75-76″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 2:10 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: An oval tablecloth assembled from what looks like earlier pieces. These all appear to be Northern Italian, Milanese.  The center part and the scrolling wide border with 5-star ground around the edge are especially impressive. There’s a chance some of it might be Flemish, but I’d like a closer look before making that attribution.
Provenance: An estate piece.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151847999141   $159.30, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q6m7nd8 A VICTORIAN HONITON BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUE SHAWL WRAP OR VEIL ON BLACK MACHINE NET.
Size: 23″ x 110″
Starting Price: £45.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 11:59 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Black Honiton does come up occasionally – this is a rectangular shawl  applique on machine net.  Moving away from the snails/slugs stle, with three floral sprays at the ends, esprits of sprigs in the ground, and a fairly narrow border up the sides. Good woven tally leadwork fillings, and the net has been cut from behind some, but not all of them.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small repairs throughout, occasional pinhole.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191713045145   Sold for 77.30 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9l7ujp A VICTORIAN HAND MADE BLACK CHANTILLY BOBBIN LACE FICHU C1860 – 80
Size: 59″ x 13.5″ at center.
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A fichu collar of Chantilly. Romantic floral elegant design with esprits in the ground. Hard to guess on this one if it is French or Belgian.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites minor breaks repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creasing, or this might just be a few repairs..

191714662044   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9omsak ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE BONNET VEIL,FLOUNCE
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on net – I can’t tell from the photos if it is machine or droschel.  I suspect Machine, but would love to have a closer look (if it is droschel it would be a very late example). The design looks a lot like 18th c organization (especially the hexagonal mesh filling), but has a more later 19th c technique. Notably the needle-made decorative fillings. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny openings.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘cream patina’.
Finish: Light creasing.

391294236137   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/purqp8s Antique Museum Piece d’ ALENCON LACE Large Bertha Collar Shawl
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 10:54 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A bertha collar of Punto de Milan, which is a pieced bobbinlace (Old Flanders) with a needle-made ground. The ground does resemble the Alençon ground, which no doubt accounts for the note on the tag. Nicely organized floral ground with overall fine work. I particularly like the little flowers along the neckline. This is a type of lace that often suffers from sloppy technique and coarser threads – not here.
Provenance: Comes with a tag saying “Bertha of ALappet point, d’Alencon, Donor Mrs. George Comstock. ”
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some localized light spots. Overall light cream or ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291589131677   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/obp2yfr ANTIQUE ECRU IVORY BEIGE POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 9″ deep, hard to tell the neckline measurement. Says it first 15″, 16″, 17″ or 18″.
Starting Price: $245.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 11:56 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller Imgcareer, San Ramon, California, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, note the petals have small diamond windows – sign of a better manufacturer.  Very dense romantic florals with a few decorative ‘mode’ needlelace fillings. A little raised work on the strapwork in the bobbinlaces.  I find the motifs a little large for the size of the piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361406112572   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nec5n5n Seven Lace Scrapbook pages: Handmade English Bedfordshire Bobbin lace samples
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $105.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 2:31 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This seller is doing several auctions on pages from this collection. The samples collected are excellent examples of each type.  An impressive collection.
Provenance: Assembled in the 1970’s by an English lacemaker.
Date:  varies with type.
Condition:
Modifications: Samples stitched to pages or cloth which is mounted on the pages.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141800835297   Sold for $105.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qe4n9p4 6 pc Vtg Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Runner Placemats lotn5
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 7:03 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller kzfisch, Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A set of 5 Ñanduti placemats and one runner. I’m guessing one placemat might be missing. Each has a number of different ‘sol’ motifs with palm leaves around the edge. Center is a grid mat of decorative stitches.  I’ve never seen a set like this before.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1950.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Most ivory off white color, 2 placemats more ecru.  Some age spots and uneven patina.
Finish: Fold creases.

201448559818   Sold for $29.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pcaoknn Interesting late 19th C.handmade Point de Gaze needle lace collar
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $39.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 21, 2015 5:41 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small round collar of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and very simple rings and knots used as fillings.  Note the looped widely spaced picots around the other edge.  Good delicate simple design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  probably around 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Stains around the neckline and a little into the back of the lace collar.
Finish: Fold creases.

141801858360   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9uvzbe * Superb POINT de GAZE Brussels Needle Lace Antique Fan *
Size: 10″ long guardsticks.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: October 22, 2015 12:50 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with amber sticks and the original tassel. Raised petal roses with diamond windows.  The whole piece looks slightly off – the fan leaf doesn’t seem wide enough. But it does not appear to be cut down.  Excellent floral design, good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, technically rather sophisticated.  Point de Gaze with a lot of raised work throughout may not be the best material for a folding fan, and it does look a little bulky folded up.  I also like the sticks with their carved edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites off-white shade.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

161859071779   Sold for $308.00, 4 bidders.

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Lace Event USA: The Metropolitan Chapter of the IOLI, “Lace Around the World” – November 7-8, 2015

The Metropolitan Chapter of the International Organization of Lace –  Lace Day and Workshops
Theme:
Lace Around the World
Date:
Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 2015
Place: BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
505 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey 07675
Time: Saturday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  Open to the Public, free.
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM workshops
Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/p5nqxsu for the lace day
www.metropolitanchapterioli.org for the organization
Information and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/pts78pf
Registration form at http://tinyurl.com/ojuorfu. Fill it out and mail it with your check to Metropolitan Chapter, IOL, per the instructions on the form.
Contact the organization president Lynda Barber for information – LyndaLace@att.net

Saturday Vending: Kathy Kirchner and Holly Van Sciver

Saturday Events: Exhibition, Demonstrations, Vendors,
Children’s Class (1:00 to 3:00 PM)

Saturday Class: Children’s beginning lace class from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. ($5.00 materials fee) Children must bring an adult of their own choice.

Sunday Workshops  (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Class fee includes lunch.  Pre-registration required)
Lynda Barber, “Beginning Bobbin Lace”.  $25.00, kit fee $20 to purchase or $5 to rent.
Pat Morris, “‘s Gravenmoer Lace”.  $35.00
Mayra Petretti, “Lepoglava Lace”, $35.00

metroChapterLogo      westwood

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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles, Dentelles & Mode – October 21, 2015

Textiles, Dentelles & Mode
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/pmtg625
Public Viewing: Tuesday, October 20, 2015  11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Oct 21, 11:00 to 12:00, which is confusing since the auction begins at 11:00.
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

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 84 to 113.  Note the following:
Lot 86 – Border of Alençon, 6 cm x 400 cm
Lot 89 – Looks like a border of round-hole Valenciennes, and a pair? of Brussels lappets with what looks like a fond chant ground (6 pointed star like Point de Paris).
Lot 106 – Crinoline flounce of Chantilly, 50 cm x 530 cm.  Looks like there’s also some machine flounces in this lot.
Lot 108 – Flat Point de Gaze border, 15 cm x 550 cm.
Lot 109 – Raised petal Point de Gaze border, 17 cm x 264 cm.
Lot 111 – Two long application borders.
Lot 112 – Later 19th c Point d’Angleterre border, 10 cm x 250 cm.

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 or absentee bids are accepted.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before Wed Oct 21st at 9:00 for this sale). Go to https://drouotonline.webzone-secure.org/creationdecompte to create an account.
Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at: http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en.
Buyer’s Premium:  24% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, on the price and VAT) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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Lace Exhibition: Lace: Fabric of Enchantment – November 2, 2015 to January 2, 2016

Lace: Fabric of Enchantment
Place:  Latimer Quilt and Textile Center
2105 Wilson Rover Loop, Tillamook, Oregon, USA 97141
Dates: November 2, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Times:
  Tues-Sat, 10:00 to 16:00
There will be a free open house on November 8, 2015 from 12:00 to 16:00
Website: http://tinyurl.com/puhj3ud
Information:   lacelady@frontier.com
General Admission is $4.00, Seniors 62+ $3.00. Children under 12 and members free.

This exhibition will feature lace from the collection of Alice Howell plus modern lace made by her and members of the Portland Lace Society.

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Auction: Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company (CAWACo.), Fall Couture & Textiles – October 16-17, 2015

Fall Couture & Textiles
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, 2015
Time: Both days start at 10:00 AM
Place: New Hope Eagle Fire Co.
Route 202 & Sugan Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States 18938
Viewings: Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 to 18:00
Saturday  October 16, 2015 – 8:00 to 10:00
Catalogs:  http://tinyurl.com/ptwhsas
Phone: 215 817 4600
Email: caw@whitakerauction.com, or http://tinyurl.com/pw6yffb
Write to them at least 4 days before the auction for additional information.
Smail:  Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co., 1002 West Cliveden Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19119

I’ve been remiss in never posting the Whitaker auctions, because they often include lace. This auction house often represents museum deaccessions.  The full illustrated catalog can be purchased for $30, and you can download a text-only catalog, which has quite a few lace items listed, most of which have low lot numbers and I assume will be sold on Friday. The Saturday sale includes two photographed lace pieces on the website:
Lot 538 – A Point de Gaze panel, 38″ x 47″. Might be a skirt flounce.
Lot 539 – Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata border with bobbinlace edgings, 17th c.
Uncatalogued items will be also sold in a ‘discover sale’ at the conclusion of the day on Friday.

Bidding: Bidders pre-register with the auctioneer in order to bid online, by telephone, or arrange to be an absentee bidder. All bidders must hav a valid credit card on file with CAWACo. with sufficient funds available to process all successful bids, buyer’s premiums, and shipping fees.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/qd74lfj.
– A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to the hammer price of all lots sold on site.
– A buyer’s premium of an additional 3% (total 23%) will be added to lots sold through Bidsquare to also cover their fee.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at Absentee_bid_form  and be faxed or emailed or mailed by midnight, October 14, 2015.
– Telephone bidding must be requested at least 48 hours before the start of the auction.
– Online bidding can be done through Bidsquare at http://tinyurl.com/o7jqxhc.  Only Saturday will be on the online bid site – they say that online bidding slows things down. You must register both with Bidsquare, and for the specific the online auction, where you give them a credit card number.  (note, a lot of the CAWACo. literature says online auctions are held through Liveauctioneers, but I think it’s really Bidsquare. I was able to register for the Fall auction at Bidsquare just fine.)
– Payment must occur in full  on the date of the auction in cash, cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable in US funds through a bank in the US, Visa/Masterard, American Express, or by pre-authorized personal or business check.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique & Vintage Fashion & Textiles – October 13, 2015

Antique and Vintage Fasion and Textiles
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2015
Time: Session 1 – 1:250, 10:00 AM
Session 2 – Lots 251 to end, 2:00 PM
Laces start at lot 397
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Map:
Viewings: Sunday, October 11, 2015 – 12:00 to 16:00
Monday, October 12, 2015 – 9:00 to 17:30
Web Catalog:  http://tinyurl.com/pg9vzzk
Live Auctioneer site http://tinyurl.com/qedphqg
Phone: +44 [0]20 8676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]20 3137 0112
Email: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

Note particularly:
Lot 399 – A triangular shawl of Point d’Angleterre (combined needle- and bobbin-lace with a Point de Gaze ground.
Lot 411 – A triangular shawl of Honiton guipure with a matching short flounce.
Lot 413 – A Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.
Lot 414 – A Duchesse de Bruges triangular shawl.
Lot 416 – Lot includes a ‘necklace’ of Point de Gaze
Lot 422 – Joined Valenciennes lappets, ~1720-30, Fond de Neige ground.
Lot 424 – Lot includes an early border of Punto Tirato Tela SFilata

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 Live Auctioneers, you must register with them – this is a separate process.
– At Kerry Taylor there is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 25,000 GBP, 20% above that, and that 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 Live Auctioneers.  You must register here for the auction.  Buyer’s premiums are 28% up to 50,000 GBP, 23% above that.
– 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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Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – October 11, 2015

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

331672880613   Sold for 80.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

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

141792694612   No bids.

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

191708904982   No bids.

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

131620437625   Val_great_lappets   Sold for $735.00, 4 bidders.

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

141790915850   Sold for 169.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

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

141790521895  Sold for 262.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

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

231712538648   Sold for 10.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

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

331674619778   Sold for 123.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

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

161849733535   Sold for $61.00, 3 bidders.

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

141794453150   No bids.

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

252115424755   Sold for $92.00, 3 bidders.

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

141774773437   Unsold.

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