An unpicked circle of exquisite Chantilly lace, black silk needlework done on point ground. The entire circumference of this lace circle is tabbed, each tab measuring 2" high X 2 3/4" wide. Chantilly is a delicately made bobbin lace, reaching the apex of its popularity in the 18th century. Although there were some white cotton Chantilly laces made, the finest of Chantilly laces were black and were made of silk. Our piece is silk and dates to the 19th century.
The lace comes in a round, stitched together at the center of the narrowest portion of the piece. At the widest portion, there is an added fragment, semicircular in shape. The circle is about 50" around. Width at the widest point is 12", the narrowest point, 3 1/4". This lace is unpicked from a garment, with the upper edge showing most of its formal border gone. There are no flaws that we can find, whatsoever. A gorgeous, gorgeous example of antique Chantilly lace, possibly done in the East Midlands of England. Ex-Collection. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance