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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1855. Bruges Duchesse Bobbin lace Collar

  • Type: Bruges Duchesse
  • Purpose: Collar
  • Date: 1880-1900
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 16cms
  • Length: 43cms
  • Notes: Note soiled area around the neck. This is neck oil illustrating just how hot ballrooms could get.
  • Catalogue no: 494

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close up of motif

close up of motif

close up of centre back

close up of centre back

as worn

as worn

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1854. Bruges Bobbin lace collar

  • Type: Bruges
  • Purpose: Collar
  • Date: 1880-1890
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 16cms
  • Length: 40cms
  • Catalogue no: 863

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close up of end

close up of end

as worn

as worn

Note worked eye for attachment with hook

Note worked eye for attachment with hook

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1853. Machine Lace and Machine Edging on High Boned Collar

  • Type: Machined lace
  • Purpose: Edging on high boned collar
  • Date: 1890-1900
  • Colour: beige
  • Width: 13cms
  • Length: 30cms
  • Catalogue no: 1294

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reverse

reverse

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1852. Belgian Duchesse Rosaline Lace Collar

  • Type: Belgian Duchesse Rosaline
  • Purpose: Collar
  • Date: 1900-1910
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 8cms
  • Length: 40cms
  • Catalogue no: 61

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close up of collar end

close up of collar end

close up of reverse, showing gathered and rolled threads to carry across work

close up of reverse, showing gathered and rolled threads to carry across work

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1851. Barmen machined Bebe lace for shift for newborn

  • Type: Machined Bebe lace
  • Purpose: Shift for newborn
  • Date: 1880-1900
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 68cms
  • Length: 28cms
  • Notes: fine cotton
  • Catalogue no: 395

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Barmen lace at edge

Barmen lace at edge

tiny hand stitched seams

tiny hand stitched seams

Barmen insertions at top of sleeves

Barmen insertions at top of sleeves

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