Exquisite Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse Lace Wedding Handkerchief For Sale

Exquisite antique handmade Brussels Duchesse lace wedding handkerchief


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A couple of weeks ago I sprinted around Scotland and Northern England, attending several sales. The most exciting was perhaps an sale in Northumberland – the entire contents of a stately country mansion called The Hermitage. Time had stood still in this large Georgian house (I have posted a photograph of the house at the bottom of each listing of items acquired from this estate), and diaries and household accounts gave insight into a bygone age of spectacular house parties and entertaining on a grand scale. Amongst the treasures I am listing this week are several pieces of wonderful 19th century wedding lace, ribbons, buttons etc . , as well as some lovely Victorian costume items. I am working my way through the boxes, laundering, inspecting, photographing and listing! Do keep looking…..

From The Hermitage (I am listing some wonderful lace from this estate sale this week).... An exquisite Victorian (circa 1880) Brussels handmade Duchesse lace wedding handkerchief, which was found rolled in blue tissue paper. I have carefully laundered it, and it is snowy white, with no marks, stains or damage of any kind. Such exquisite handkerchiefs were usually reserved for weddings, but sadly, there were no marriages in the family that lived in this stately home after 1914. This handkerchief appears never to have been used, and there are no initials embroidered on to it. It measures 33cm x 33cm. The lace is exquisite, and the finest silk and linen lawn centre is also without damage. A museum quality lace handkerchief with provenance - unique and stunning.

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Payment by Paypal ONLY for international buyers.

Payment within 7 days of sale end please.

For UK buyers, I accept Paypal (preferred) and personal cheques drawn on UK bank accounts, but please be aware that I cannot send your items(s) until after your cheque has cleared.


I am happy to ship worldwide, and will combine postage on items bought in the same week.The shipping cost is always mentioned in the listing so you know what you will have to pay. If you have won a number of items, please wait for the invoice, as the weight of the combined items has a bearing on the total shipping cost. I cannot send packages weighing over 2kgs to international destinations.

My items are always carefully packaged so they reach you safely, and I charge a small fee for packaging materials – this is included in the postage cost.

I aim to send items to my customers the day after they have been paid for.

Proof of posting is always obtained, and I am unable to take responsibility for the possible vagaries of the postal system. You may request insurance to be added to your total (or choose to pay for international signed for delivery). Having said this, I have never had a package go astray, and I have sent items to S.Korea, Japan, Argentina, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A. Canada and all over Europe without added insurance.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions



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