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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1238608
This beautiful linen hanky is edged with elaborate chemical lace. Chemical lace, an imitation of finer laces of late 19th and early 20th c. is rare to find in such perfect condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1235075 (stock #A0001)
Delightful for the holidays or year round! Are you a fan of Downton Abbey.....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1215768 (stock #H0022)
I recently found this amazing hanky in Paris and could hardly believe the intricate hand work! The bouquet of roses, daisies, lily of the valley and more have such detail. The colors are so bright and vivid. The bouquet is surrounded by swirling car-touche woven into the sheer linen. It's hard to believe, but that even seems to be hand stitched, as there are no 2 exactly alike. I've spent much time examining even with a jewelers loupe...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1213923 (stock #CL0054)
I just adore the handwork on this lovely handkerchief case!The 3rd photo shows a enlarged closeup, trying to show the beautiful stitching, however the photo just doesn't do it justice!The stitches are so teeny I had to check them out with a jewelers loop! A beautiful, colorful bouquet surrounded by a ring of the same! The silk has a pattern of tiny dots. It seems to be lightly padded, and closes with a shell button...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1930 item #1213625 (stock #H0020)
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SOLD Thank you!$40.00
Ethereal linen lawn handkerchief has 1 1/2" embroidered net lace with butterflies and sprigs of flowers all around. The lace edging was made for it, not pieced together! Perfect for bridal use as well as the butterfly aficionado! I found this unused in Switzerland, but have just laundered it! Oops, I think the close up 3rd photo is of the back side! Will try to redo soon...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #1011767 (stock #TX0037)
Incredible handwork, most likely by several ladies of the Altar Guild, covers this detailed piece! The words in German heavily padded gothic lettering, proclaims "Innocent Lamb of God, Have Mercy on us". As I studied it, I found it to include so much symbolism. My interpretation... The reclining wounded Lamb on the Altar, symbolizes Christ in His sacrificial role and personifies innocence, gentleness and humility. The Sword of the Spirit, and the blood signify the sacrifice...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #860083 (stock #TC0032)
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SOLD! Thank you!
Proclaiming in Gothic German script," A Happy Guest is Always Welcome",this unique piece is abundant with symbolism! Grapes on the vine, pomegranates, olive branches, and mythical figures flank the center large heavily padded JL /LJ or SL/LS monogram which is encircled by rose and ribbon medallion...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #853935 (stock #TC0026)
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SOLD...Thank you!
After much, much research I believe this is a fine example of Chemical Lace, often known as Swiss Lace which was invented in Switzerland 1883. Under a magnifier, the brides have a fuzziness not seen in hand made lace. Lace of this type has become quite collectible, and especially hard to find large pieces made almost exclusively with it. This piece as you can see is almost all lace with a 21" center of very fine, almost sheer linen. It measures 39" X 42"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #554557 (stock #TC0007)
This lovely cloth has shades of olive green and dusty rose in the design,thogh faded with use and age. There are hand repairs to the shabby hem tape ,which you would probably want to replace. One small spot as seen in photo and a few light yellow areas which I don't think detract from this unique cloth. 58" Freshly washed and ironed...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #546299 (stock #TC0002)
This pretty cloth has a combination of embroidery,and Italian needleworked cut work ...