Joachim & Betty Mendes

Dealers in Antique Lace Fans Costume & Textiles
Tel: + 44 (0)2920 252745 or 07813 014065


Antique lace
In this website you can find lace from the 16th century: cutwork and pulled threadwork, punto in aria to finest Venetian needlepoint and outstanding Flemish lace. Then there are the examples of magnificent French lace such as point de France, Alencon, Argentan, Argentella and of course point de Sedan to mention just a few. You may also find  eighteenth century delicate Brussels lace and the extravagant point de gaze 0f the 19th century. Many more examples of delightful laces such as Honiton and Buckingham in England, also Ireland with its famous lace schools of the 19th century produce many examples of wonderful lace.
Please look through the links to our many pages below.


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 Early 18th century fan.

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Below are all the links to the relevant pagers


Antique Fans Page 1
Antique Fans page 2

Antique Lace fans
Lace Parasols

Brussels Lace

Honiton Lace
Maltese & Bedfordshire Lace
Mix 19th Century Laces Page 1

Antique Lace (Mix)
Antique Needle Lace
Antique Bobbin Lace
Drawn Threadwork & Fine Lawns
Wedding Lace
Mix 19th century Laces Page 2
including Youghal Rosaline etc.

Antique Lace Page 3
Antique lace page 4

Children's Accessories
Antique Textiles
Lace Under 100
Archives page 1
Archives page 2
Payment Page

What we do not do :

We do not restore or clean antique lace or fans and neither do we deal in modern lace or modern fans.



Payment facilities available to suit you. Please do let us know what arrangements are best! We do not send email news to any of our customers or announcing new items, as this would be unfair to others. We publish our stock as and when we acquire them. Click on the links to see what is new!  
  How we began ... and what we are doing now :
We have been established since 1975;
We are Members of the Textile Society;
We are Members of the Fan Circle International;
We gave an exhibition of antique lace in Hove Museum
called "Amazing Lace - from Cottage to Castle" 1630 to 1930
We spend our time in searching for interesting antique pieces of lace (or interesting textiles) in many countries of Europe;
we search for private customers, dealers and Museums, at home and abroad
What we do not do :
We do not restore or clean antique lace or fans and neither do we deal in modern lace or modern fans.

We have many samples of antique lace not displayed on our website. Should you require a piece for study purposes or to fit in your collection please contact us.

Lace Exhibition Poster

Members of Decorative
art Society

Members of The
Textile Society

Members of the Fan
circle international