2025. Flemish Bobbin Lace Sample

  • Type: Flemish
  • Purpose: Sample
  • Date: 1700-1740
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 48cms
  • Length: 24cms
  • Notes: edged all round suggests Merchant’s sample. It has been cut down at the top and machined tape added, so will have been even deeper. Flemish round ground. The pattern repeat is at 30cms. There are threads carried across the back of the piece.
  • Catalogue no: 2873

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close up of one motif

close up of one motif

reverse

reverse

corner showing edging of both sides

corner showing edging of both sides

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2024. Continental Filet Lace Table Runner

  • Type: Filet
  • Purpose: Table Runner
  • Date: 1920-1930
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 48cms
  • Length: 25cms
  • Notes: The ribbon slot for gathering suggests furnishing use.
  • Catalogue no: 2850

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close up of net, hand done

close up of net, hand done

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close up of slot for ribbon

one repeat of design of 36cms

one repeat of design of 36cms

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2023. Continental Filet Lace Table Cloth

  • Type: Filet
  • Purpose: Table Cloth
  • Date: 1900-1940
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 109cms
  • Length: 109cms
  • Notes: note grape design. The piece has been laundered at a professional laundry.
  • Catalogue no: 2892

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close up of centre section

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2022.Domestic Crochet Table Centre

  • Type: Domestic Crochet
  • Purpose: Tray Centre
  • Date: 1930-1940
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 55cms
  • Length: 42cms
  • Notes: slight mis-match of 4 motifs at top and bottom.
  • Catalogue no: 2896(c)

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2021. Continental Filet Lace Table Runner

  • Type: Filet
  • Purpose: Table Runner
  • Date: 1920-1930
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 100cms
  • Length: 26cms
  • Notes: Before wetting and pinning out, the piece measured 92cms by 25cms. The design of roses suggests made for UK market.
  • Catalogue no: 2896(a)

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2020. Italian Needlepoint Lace Tray Cloth

  • Type: Needlepoint
  • Purpose: Tray Cloth
  • Date: 1920-1930
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 56cms
  • Length: 37cms
  • Notes: when newly washed this becomes all crumpled. Ironing would not help. It needs to be pulled gently into original shape while still wet and pinned at edges, and left to dry. Some old stains from drips of tea.
  • Catalogue no: 2896(b)

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close up of grape design

close up of grape design

 

 

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2019. Tape Lace and Needlepoint edging

  • Type: Tape Lace and needlepoint
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1870-1880
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 22cms
  • Length: 34cms
  • Notes: There are a large variety of stitches and designs. Machined tapes; also cut sections of clothstitch fabric, cut closely, attached and then embellished with needlepoint rings. Some aiming at the Venetian needlepoint look.
  • Catalogue no: 2885

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4 cloth sections plus needlepoint rings

4 cloth sections plus needlepoint rings

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reverse of the above photograph

is this an attempt at a "Coat of Arms"?

is this an attempt at a “Coat of Arms”?

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2018. Branscombe or Continental Tape Lace and Needlepoint edging

  • Type: Branscombe or Continental Tape Lace and needlepoint
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1860-1880
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 14cms
  • Length: 120cms
  • Notes: Unused. Natural thread. Motif repeat at 30cms – 31cms =12 English inches.
  • Catalogue no: 2884

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close up of one motif

close up of one motif

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2017. Brussels lace Applique Engageant

  • Type: Brussels Applique
  • Purpose: Engageant
  • Date: 1750-1775
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 7cms
  • Length: 110cms
  • Notes: attached to a piece of fine white georgette. Possibly used as a collar, or as one tier of an engageant. It has been cut down and remounted. It has been cut at both ends so possibly part of a 2 tier engageant, refashioned for later use. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 144 Plate 158 for date and style.
  • Catalogue no: 2872
close up of motif

close up of motif

section

section

from the left hand section

from the left hand section

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close up

close up

close up

close up

close up

close up

close up

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2016. Cantu bobbin lace pair of cuffs

  • Type: Cantu
  • Purpose: pair of cuffs
  • Date: 1900-1915
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 24cms
  • Length: 3.5cms
  • Catalogue No: 954/1068

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close up

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