Antique Hand Made Bobbin Lace, Mixed Brussels & Duchesse Collar & 1 Cuff, Dolls For Sale
Welcome to the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts! Enjoy our textile selections from the heart of New England, created long ago in the mill towns of the Valley or brought here by families from around the world. Here you will find these and other beautiful and useful things they couldn't do without....
TWO PIECES OF ANTIQUE HAND MADE LACE 1800s!
Even small pieces of hand made lace like this are precious and worth saving or re-using, great for doll items and also for making your own Normandy patchwork doilies. Yes, it can be done, see Elizabeth Kurella's book on it. Collar piece was once magnificent with absolutely wonderful mix ofPoint de Gazewith its flower stuffed with silk net set in a cartouche of Brussels. Many interesting motifs with absolutely all of it by hand. Much to learn from here. The cuff has never been put to use, still has its attached engrelure at the top. It is mainly Duchesse but it is a better than average example. Condition of the collar is a bit rough though there are parts that are quite intact and if the wish is to keep it together, it is repairable. What cannot be repaired, however, is thatit is not a complete collar, and the ends are missing. Considering its age, condition is good. Cuff is excellent, just tanned from age, will wash to white. Collar piece measures about 17" long by 6" deep. Cuff measures 17" in the round and is 2" deep plus the engrelure at the top. Buy it just for study if you want to learn more about beautiful hand made antique lace, price is low and shipping is free.
Vintage textiles help save the planet! Fabrics newly made from natural substances like plants and animals are renewable, biodegradable and kind to the Earth, but vintage fabrics are even kinder since they have the same natural beginnings and in addition require no new manufacturing process. They generally can be cleaned at home in your washing machine or by hand, are softer and usually contain more actual fiber than new fabrics, and many have never even been used so they are like new, only better. Besides they are often made by hand -- and absolutely beautiful! Congratulate yourself on making such a great choice for your home!
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Textiles were never meant to be seen and not touched, their very name implying a tactile connection. We try to meet the challenge of picturing and describing them well enough so that what we have at our fingertips comes as close as possible to yours. If you need more information, let us know, but keep in mind that all judgements about age and origin are only that, based on experience and research.
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