A 19th century example of gorgeous, dimensional silk needle lace. Luxurious needlework forms garlands of posies, fern branches, foliage and decorative scrolling, making this cream colored lace exciting and very desirable. Lovely in design and impressive in detail, hours of meticulous work has gone into making this lace. An elaborate design of flowing vines, leaves, and flowers give it visual appeal. There is fine needlework within the flower petals and patterns done thickly and patterns done not so thickly. The variety gives wonderful tactile appeal. There are ribbons and bows with needle worked concentric circles with in. The straight end on top has a formal border along its length. The bottom of the lace has very shallow scallops that are delicately trimmed.
This piece was unpicked from a garment. The length is a good 87". The width at the center is about 11 1/2", tapering gradually to about 2" at the ends. The ends have been unpicked leaving no formal border. The condition overall is very good. I found one small hole 5mm X 4mm, up against the straight edge border. There is a 10mm hole about 1 1/4" from the lower border and 27" from the one end. Both of these are easily repaired. The formal border on top remains along the central 24" of the piece.
For the collector of exquisite laces, for the fashion designer, for those of you who love beautiful things ~ this lace is for you. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance