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16th to 19th Century Needle Lace
 

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.
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Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K37.7JO is a very beautiful 18th century Argentan ingle lace lappet, this lace is particularly fine quality. It measures: 66 x 9cms. Condition: good. Price: 325 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K34.1 is a most attractive length of 17th century Venetian point plat. It measures: 197 x 40cms. Condition: minor damage. Price: 625 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K33.11 is a beautifully designed 18th century Alencon cap back with matching flounce, sewn and mounted on material. Condition: some small hols (see photos)  Price: 485 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K27.3JS is a collar made from 18th century Flemish needlepoint lace. At the deepest point it measures: 14cms. Condition: it is made with deferent pieces of the same lace (see photos) Sold Price: 225 

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K24.6JS  is an 18th century Argentan lace cap back, the background mesh is made of buttonhole sticks. It measures: 22 x 25cms. Condition: good. Price: 625 GBP

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no.K24.7JS  is a very attractive and long 18th century Alencon lace lappet. It measures: 180 x 10cms. Condition: minor damage (see photos) Price: 675 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K20.9 is a beautiful small length of Reseau Venise lace flounce circa 1730-40. It measures: 50 x 5cms. Condition: some stains and minor damage (see photos) Sold Price: 475

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K20.8 is a length of very good quality 18th century Alencon lace flounce. It measures: 193 x 8cms. Condition: good. Price: 275 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K18.1 is a very rare and long early 18th century Flemish? or Reseau Venise lappets. From end to end measures: 178 x 8cms, condition: some damage see photos. Sold  Price: 2000

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K18.13 this is rare to find an 18th century Argentan lace cap back with matching lappets, the net background is made with buttonhole sticks. Condition: very good. Sold  Price: 1650

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K10.7 is an outstanding early 18th century Point de Sedan lace, the condition is of museum quality. It is the sort of lace that one could go on and on about it, but I think the photos shows it all. It measures: 200 x 60cms. Condition: very good. Sold.

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K17.4OJ is a set of beautiful Argentan needle lace flounces, the net background is made of buttonhole stitches, this type of lace was very time consuming to produce, therefore late it became more of a twisted thread rather than buttonhole stitches. It measures: 415 x 8cms and two pieces 320 x 5cms. Condition: good. Sold  Price: 650   

 

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K11.2 O.N. is a length of late 17th century Venetian flat point lace, this lace could have been made in France. It measures: 205 x 7cms. Condition: good. Price: 285 GBP
 

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. K11.1 O.N. is a length of Point de France lace late 17th early 18th century. It measures: 240 x 20cms. Condition: many broken bridges (see photos) Price: 650 GBP

 

Antique Needle Lace. Stock no. A1.1ASJ is a beautiful and large late 17th century Point de France lace flounce. It measures: 283 x 40cms condition: good. Price: 2800 GBP

 

Antique lace page two. Stock no. J34.15 three length of point plat lace. Each piece measures: 50 x 6cms. Sold  Price: 75

 

Antique lace page two. Stock no. J32.1 is an interesting - possibly 19th century needle lace, we are not sure where it was made, it is very fine work and a gold or natural linen colour, one thing that we have not seen in this type of work is that it has loops of gold thread. anyway it is in three pieces and it has some repairs, it measures: 435 x 11cms altogether. Price: 575 GBP
   

 

Antique lace page two. Stock no. J13.4 This needle lace is certainly made in Ireland (Inishmacsaint) from the same provenance as the lace above. Again it is in such a good condition, it looks like very fine carved ivory, it has a good and crisp look, certainly never used since it was made. It measures: 300 x 7cms. Price: 850 GBP

Antique lace page three - Stock no.J9.2 is a most attractive 18th century Argentan lace stole, it dates from the last half of the 18th century. It measures: 200 x 14cms. Condition: good. Price: 750 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H85.4 is a very good length of 18th century Argentan/Alencon lace. The ground of this lace is tortillee and not buttonholed stitched, but the needle lace it is exquisitely made and very fine. This length measures: 460 x 10cms. Condition: minor faults. Price: 980 GBP

 

Provenance: Pat Earnshaw collection of lace
Antique lace (page two) stock no.H81JSA1
is a very fine flounce of Point de France lace, it dates from the late 17th century. This fine lace flounce is shown on the book "The Identification of Lace" by Pat Earnshaw page 50. In the book this lace is described as being part of a collar and not a flounce. We have examined this lace and it has been altered at some stage in the 18th or 19th century. Part of this lace has a narrow edge at the top added to it, but at other stages of the lace it is completed (like a lappet) at both sides. One can clearly see the fault in the book elutriation at the top. It is difficult to see the original shape of this piece. Anyway it is a very fine and beautiful length of Point de France. It measures: 328 x 13cms. Condition: apart from the alterations, it is in very good condition. Price: 2750 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no.H50.3 JAS is an exceptionally fine pair of Argentan lappets dating from the 18th century. The ground is one of the finest buttonholed Argentan lace that we have seen. They measure: 56 x 8cms (2) Condition: good (see photos) Price: 475 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H85.5 is a pair of 18th century Argentan lace lappet. The ground is tortillee and not buttonholed stitched. Each measures: 65 x 11cms. Condition: minor faults (see photos) Price: 550 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H85.3A is a length of 18th century Argentan lace, the ground is buttonholed stitches. For a similar lace see page 68 "The History of Lace" by Margaret Simeon. It Measures: 145 x 9cms. condition: good. Price: 375 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H85.3 are four length of Argentan lace, the ground is made with buttonholed stitches. The longest one measures:  88 x 8cms and the shortest one measures: 66cms. Condition: some minor faults. Price: 225 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H85.5A is an attractive length of 18th century Alencon lace. It measures: 196 x 9cms. Condition: good. Price: 275 GBP

 


Argentan with reseau worked with buttonhole stitching
Antique lace (page two) stock no.H69.26 is a beautiful Argentan needle lace flounce. it measures: 320 x 7cms. Condition: good. Price: 325 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H69.28 is a length of Alencon needle lace. It measures: 230 x 8cms. condition: minor damage. Price: 180 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H69.8 is a pair of 18th century Alencon lace made into a pair of cuffs. Each piece measures in length: 50 x 6cms. Condition: good. Price: 125 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two) stock no.H69.10 is another length of 18th century Alencon lace. It measures: 77 x 9cms. Price: 100 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. E2.5 is two  length of 18th century Alencon lace showing strawberries. One piece measures: 135 x 8cms and the other measures: 65 x 8cms. Condition: some damage and stains. Price: 180 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. E3.5 is a collar made of late 17th century Venetian lace. It measures: 62cms long and 18cms wide. Condition: some broken bridges and old repairs. Price: 220 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. T65.9 is a very beautiful lace: Italian early 17th century? (often this type of lace has figurative imagers) It measures: 230 x 12cms Condition: minor faults but on the whole very good condition. Price: 680 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. C10 is a fine length of beautiful Venetian needle lace dating from the third quarter of the 17th century. For similar lace see Santina M. Levey "Lace a History". figure 185 the development of needle lace.  It measures: 203 x 19cms. Condition: good. Price: 1400 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. C16  is a pair of 17th century English needle lace cuffs showing many beautiful naturalistic flowers and  tendrils. Of these cuffs, one is shaped and sewn, the other open and flat. The latter measures 27 x 12 cms; condition: some breaks: Price: 1200 GBP

 

Antique lace (page two)  stock no. C9 is a length of 17th century Gros Point de Venise  lace with many different fillings. It measures: 295 x 19cms. Condition this lace has been washed a few times and it has some broken bridges but it is still a very beautiful lace. Price: 600 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. A28.8 is  half of a lappet of  Alencon lace.  It measures :70 x 9 cms  (27 x 2 1/2 inches)  Condition: a fair amount of damage to one end (see last photograph) Price: 140 GBP

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. A1/2a and "b" is a length of braid based Reticella with plaited bobbin lace edging, the reticella consisting of two rows of alternating circles of stars in squares, and the bobbin lace forming a scalloped fan shaped edging and another length of the same reticella without bobbin edging. They measure 192 x 13cms  and 120 x 7cms. Condition: minor breaks. Price: 220 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. Y34.7d is a length of eighteenth century Alencon lace (in two matching pieces) measuring 412 x 18 cms (162 x 4 inches) in full. Condition: this lace has been beautifully repaired in one or two small areas. Price : 350 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. T61.5 is a 17th - early18th century collar in point plat needle lace. It measures : 20 cms   (28 inches) deep. Condition: fair. Price : 300 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (page two) stock no. A94.87 is a piece of very fine 17th century Venetian Rose Point lace (made later into a collar). It measures: 117 x 20cms (46 x 8 inches) Condition: good but with a few minor breaks. Sold  Price: 325

 

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