1865. Maltese bobbin lace edging/border

  • Type: Maltese
  • Purpose: edging/border
  • Date: 1920-1930
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 11cms, 11cms, 11cms, 11cms
  • Length: 194cms, 47cms, 47cms, 28cms
  • Notes: Mercerised cotton
  • Catalogue no: 2790

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1864. Limerick lace bonnet veil

  • Type: Limerick
  • Purpose: bonnet veil
  • Date: 1840-1850
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 85cms
  • Length: 110cms
  • Notes: Needle run on machined net. Pull cord at top. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 151 Plate 166.
  • Catalogue no: 2332

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close up of flower

close up of flower

close up of left hand corner

close up of left hand corner

close up of left hand edging

close up of left hand edging

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1863. Honiton bobbin lace planchette

  • Type: Honiton
  • Purpose: Planchette
  • Date: 1890-1900
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 35cms
  • Length: 42cms
  • Catalogue no: 1607

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as worn, neck section

as worn, neck section

close up of central flower design

close up of central flower design

close up of tulips at base

close up of tulips at base

 

 

 

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1862. Milanese bobbin tape lace and needlepoint flounce

  • Type: Milanese bobbin and needlepoint
  • Purpose: Flounce
  • Date: 1650-1700
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 22cms
  • Length: 320cms
  • Notes: This piece has “come alive” since it has been washed. The headside and footside are additional bobbin edgings but contemporary. The flounce appears to be of several pieces joined. There are many different needlepoint fillings. It was previously attached to other materials at some point with natural, black and brown threads. For the similar Baroque look and style see The Art and Craft of Old Lace By Freiherr Alfred von Henneberg Plate 133 and Catalogus Van De Kantverzameling (Bruges Gruuthusemuseum) – St. Vandenberghe, F. Sorber, L. Van Damme-Ketele en P. Verstraete Page 98 Plate 239 and Page 143 Plate 356. For dating and technique see Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 128 (b).
  • Catalogue no: 2785
The pattern repeat is reflective and at 40cms

The pattern repeat is reflective and at 40cms

showing overlap at the top

showing overlap at the top

showing overlap at the top

showing overlap at the top

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

along the length

close up of the top additional bobbin edging

close up of the top additional bobbin edging

close up of the bottom additional edging

close up of the bottom additional edging

close up of fillings in the flower motif

close up of fillings in the flower motif

close up of petal tip indicating motif repeat of the flower above but no longer in existence

close up of petal tip indicating motif repeat of the flower above but no longer in existence

close up of scroll

close up of scroll

the motifs at the bottom have been cut through

the motifs at the bottom have been cut through

close up of the motifs at the top indicating that they have been cut through

close up of the motifs at the top indicating that they have been cut through

different needlepoint fillings

different needlepoint fillings

tape gathering giving 3d effect

tape gathering giving 3d effect

central motif

central motif

overlap and different filling

overlap and different filling

motif with different scrolls. It would appear that there may have been more at the top

motif with different scrolls. It would appear that there may have been more at the top

flower motif and cut motif at the bottom indicating that the piece was originally deeper

flower motif and cut motif at the bottom indicating that the piece was originally deeper

another flower motif and reflective scrolls

another flower motif and reflective scrolls

showing the piece is reflective in parts and that there are pieces missing from the top and bottom indicating that the piece was originally much deeper and possibly longer as the ends are also cut, they do not match up

showing the piece is reflective in parts and that there are pieces missing from the top and bottom indicating that the piece was originally much deeper and possibly longer as the ends are also cut, they do not match up

showing the piece is reflective in parts but not in others and that there are pieces missing from the top and bottom indicating that the piece was originally much deeper and possibly longer as the ends are also cut, they do not match up

showing the piece is reflective in parts but not in others and that there are pieces missing from the top and bottom indicating that the piece was originally much deeper and possibly longer as the ends are also cut, they do not match up

showing a join

showing a join

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1861. Crochet Collar

  • Type: Crochet
  • Purpose: collar
  • Date: 1930-1960
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 12cms
  • Length: 12cms
  • Notes: 2 sections joined.
  • Catalogue no: 509

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1860. Venetian Rosepoint Edging

  • Type: Venetian Rosepoint
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1680-1700
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 8cms
  • Length: 42cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer – Venetian Rosepoint.  This needle-lace sample is made up from fragments of late 17th-century Venetian raised needlepoint. As usual the motifs have been rearranged at a later date but one end portion has a good flow to the design. The heading and footing, though cut and rejoined, are probably original to the piece and the work is of good quality with interesting motifs and some fine complex brides. A useful starting example for a collection but a useful addition for many collectors. 16 1/2in x 3 1/4in (42cm x 8cm). This piece was previously attached to a dark fabric as a few stray dark blue threads had been present. The embellished brides once again assist in dating the piece along with the quality of the work and thread. See The Art and Craft of Old Lace By Freiherr Alfred von Henneberg Plate 116. The piece isn’t very long but there are no duplications in it. The bottom edge is fairly common for a piece of its time and the top edge also appears to be contemporary. Please see the photograph of the repair. The motif doesn’t sit well but the designer has done their best to make it fit and for the balance to work well. The repair shown in photograph 515 has been completed in a different and very shiny thread. 
  • Catalogue no: 2701
Front - along the length

487 –  Front – along the length

Reverse - along the length

488 – Reverse – along the length

close up of main motifs

489  close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

490 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

491 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

492 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

493 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

494 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

495 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

496 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

497 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

498 close up of main motifs

close up of main motifs

499 close up of main motifs

Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

500 Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

501 Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

502 Reverse but in the same position as the obverse

2 of the connections (brides) on the reverse

503 2 of the connections (brides) on the reverse

2 of the connections (brides) on the reverse

505 2 of the connections (brides) on the reverse

bottom edge

506 bottom edge

contemporary top edge

507 contemporary top edge

an unusual motif - gap filler?

508 an unusual motif – gap filler?

tape embellishment

510 tape embellishment

bride embellishments

511 bride embellishments

bride embellishments and connections

512 bride embellishments and connections

unusual intentional gap in needlepoint filling?

513 unusual intentional gap in needlepoint filling?

repair

514 repair

repair using different and shiney thread

515 repair using different and shiny thread

overlapping motif on top edge

516 overlapping motif on top edge

overlapping motif on top edge and embellished brides

517 overlapping motif on top edge and embellished brides

embellished brides

518 embellished brides

contemporary thread

519 contemporary thread

reverse of hole in needlepoint filling

520 reverse of hole in needlepoint filling

reverse of needlepoint hole in tape

521 reverse of needlepoint hole in tape

reverse of needlepoint fillings and brides in previous photograph 515

522 reverse of needlepoint fillings and brides in previous photograph 515

 

 

 

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1859. Bedfordshire Cluny Bobbin Lace Cuffs

  • Type: Bedfordshire Cluny
  • Purpose: Cuffs
  • Date: 19101920
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 8cms
  • Length: 20ms
  • Catalogue no: 1216

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close up of raised and rolled tallies

close up of raised and rolled tallies

close up

close up

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1858. Youghal Needlepoint Collar

  • Type: Youghal Needlepoint
  • Purpose: Collar
  • Date: 1920-1930
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 7cms
  • Length: 32cms
  • Notes: Shamrock motifs. Gimp outline added last.
  • Catalogue no: 77

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close up of motif

close up of motif

as worn

as worn

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1857. Neddlepoint Collar

  • Type: Needlepoint
  • Purpose: Collar
  • Date: 1870-1880
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 10.5cms
  • Length: 43cms
  • Notes: Diameter of neck opening 17cms. ? French
  • Catalogue no: 1213

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close up

close up

as worn

as worn

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1856. Honiton Bobbin lace Bib-Collar

  • Type: Honiton
  • Purpose: Bib Collar
  • Date: 1890-1900
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 19cms
  • Length: 40cms
  • Notes: Tea dipped collar could be worn either way.
  • Catalogue no: 465
motif in front

motif in front

motif in back

motif in back

close up of plaited threads

close up of plaited threads

close up of plaited threads at the edge

close up of plaited threads at the edge

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