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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 lace (19th century) page one stock no. A1.3SJ is a beautiful and most unusual long flounce of 19th century  Rosaline lace. It measures: 300 x 14cms. Condition: very good. Price: 1500 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J2  Mechlin lace. It measures: 404 x 8cms. Price: 250 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J3  Mechlin lace. It measures: 460 x 9cms. Price: 325 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J4  Mechlin lace. It measures: 335 x 7 1/2cms. Price: 250 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J5  Mechlin lace. It measures: 377 x 10cms . Price: 325 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J6  Mechlin lace. It measures: 390 x 4cms. Price: 75 GBP

Valenciennes lace.

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77J10   Valenciennes lace. It measures: 1080 x 19cms. Price: 580 GBP

Other lace

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.D2 is a very fine Valenciennes lace flounce possibly 'Val de Ghent' It measures: 240 x 8cms. Condition: minor faults and a few stains. Price: 160 GBP

 

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.D3 is a length of Valenciennes lace with other attached lace at the top. It measures: 117 x 13cms. Condition: one join. Price: 85 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.D4 is a very attractive long length of Valenciennes lace. It measures: 600 x 7cms. Condition: good. Price: 180 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.D5 is a very attractive Valenciennes lace lappet. It measures: 143 x 16cms. Price: 220 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H69.23  is a length of 19th century Valenciennes lace. It Measures: 265 x 9cms. Condition: good. Price: 120 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H69.22 is a length of 19th century Valenciennes lace. It Measures: 110 x 6cms. Condition: good. Price: 55 GBP

Other laces

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H77JS4 is a very good quality 19th century Venetian needle point lace. This lace is particularly fine, it is possibly made in Ireland.  Condition. Very good. Sold  Price: 225

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.D7 is a length of attractive (silk) blonde lace. It measures: 144 x 14cms. Condition: good. Price: 100 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H68.8 are two pairs of black lace lappets. One measures: 97 x 5cms and the other measures: 97 x 7cms. Sold  Price: 85

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H66.4 is a interesting and quite rare length of Brabant Valenciennes lace, it has a wonderful river effect running through the design of deferent flowers witch makes it very pleasing to look at. It measures: 315 x 10cms. Condition: good. Price: 325 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.H66.5 is a length of Cluny/Bedfordshire? lace flounce. It measures: 270 x 13cms. condition: good. Price: 125 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no.H29.10 is a lace surround for an apron/collar with a matching surround for a pocket. It measures: 97 x 5cms. Price: 55 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. H22.32 is a silk early 19th century lace shawl.  It measures: 165 x 72cms. Condition: some damage (see photos) Price: 240 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. F50.13 is a long length of 19th century Valenciennes lace. It measures: 480 x 10cms. Condition: minor stains. Price: 220 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. F50.14 is a similar Valenciennes lace - this time showing rather attractive tulips. It measures: 300 x 10cms. Condition: Good. but with one join. Price: 220 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. F36.12  is composed of two lengths of blonde (silk) lace. One piece measures: 260 x 10cms the other: 80 x 10cms. condition: some damage  Price: 140 GBP

 

 
Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no.F16.1  is a beautiful and large rectangle runner/shawl in Venetian Gros Point lace. This piece is of superb quality and is  identical to the lace of the 17th century Venetian. This lace dates from the 19th century and possibly made in Burano. The difference between the two centuries apart is the quality of the thread. It measures: 110 x 38cms. Condition: minor breaks and one spot of paint. Price: 475 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. C72.1 is a large amount of 19th century needle point lace. This lace is an imitation of Venetian 17th century lace - it is of a very fine work. Lace like this could have been made in Ireland or in Venice. It measures: 410 x 9cms. Condition: very good - but there are a few age stain marks. Price; 320 GBP

 


Black lace

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. C50.6  is a collar of black Chantilly lace. It measures: at the deepest end  30cms.   Condition: one small tear and minor damage. Price: 225 GBP

 


Flounces, Collars etc.

 

Antique lace (19th century) page one stock no. A1.X is a long furnishing lace flounce. It measures:  450 x 30cms. condition: minor damage. Price: 175 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century) page one stock no. D6.04 is a length of lace measuring: 340 x 32cms. Condition: good. Price: 240 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. F36.8  is a late 19th century bobbin lace collar. It measures: 17cms across. Condition: good. Price: 125 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. F36.9  is a late 19th century bobbin lace collar. It measures: 14cms across. Condition: good. Price: 85 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. E1.11 is a 19th century collar of Valenciennes bobbin lace probably Ghent Belgium. It measures: 35 x 5cms. Condition: good. Price: 55 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. E1.9 is a 19th century collar on  decorative embroidered net. It measures: 124 x 24cms. Condition: good. Price: 120 GBP

 

Antique lace (19th century)  page one stock no. C72.3 is a 19th century Brussels lace lappet. It measures: 110 x 10cms. condition: one small hole (see photo) and some stains. Price: 150 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. B15.45 is a fine needlework collar in a most decorative design. It measures: 15cms at its deepest end. Condition: unfortunately the net background is very damaged but  we have here a very interesting needle lace   perhaps Italian? Burano.  Price: 225 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. C52.1 is a length of applied Brussels  lace. It measures: 255 x 8cms. Condition: some small splits  in the net. Price: 150 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. C50.11 is a Honiton lace collar. It measures: 14cms at the deepest end. Condition: minor breaks. Price: 75 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no.  A94.103   is a point de Paris collar showing pairs of swans all around. It measures in depth:  7cms. condition: good. Price: 120 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. A37.6  is a 19th century  bertha  of  needle Burano lace. It measures in width 15cms Condition minor faults. Sold  Price: 140

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. A94.101 is a bertha of bobbin lace possible Italian. It measures in width 18cms. Condition: minor faults. Price: 85 GBP

 

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Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. A84.11 is a pretty flounce of embroidered net measuring 320 x 25 cms (126 x 10 inches); condition: good. Price: 85 GBP

 

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Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. M105.14 is a Honiton lace collar with a pretty design of leaves, roses and, perhaps strawberries. It measures : 71/2 cms (nearly 3 inches) deep; condition: some slight staining on a leaf ; Price : 34 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. V12.16 is a small collar in nineteenth century Honiton lace. It measures : 14 cms (51/2 inches) in depth of collar; condition: good. Price :   38 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. V15.43 is a charming little nineteenth century collar in Honiton lace. It measures :6 cms (2.4 inches) ; Price : 48 (GBP)

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. M105.16 is a charming little 19th century Honiton lace collar showing a clear design of roses, shamrock and ivy leaves. It measures : 8cms (just over 3 inches) ; The condition is good ; Price : 34 (GBP)

 

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19th CENTURY IRISH  CROCHET

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    Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. C60.5 is a rare Irish crochet baby bonnet showing a rose shamrock and thistle backed with a most unusual netting. Condition: good. Price: 160 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. L72 is a cream colour collar in Irish crochet. It measures: 45 x 12cms. Condition: good. Price: 30 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. A19.7 is an attractive motif possibly for a dress front in Irish crochet. It measures: 30 x 21cms. Condition: a few broken bridges.  Price: 55 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T23.2x  here is two finished pieces that can be joined  to make a round collar. Each piece measures: 32 x 9cms. Condition: good. Price: 55 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T21.128 is two surrounds for cushions Each measures: 37 x 56cms on the inside. Condition: good. Price: 58 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. S55.1c  is an attractive collar. It measures: 47 x 11cms. Condition: some minor breaks. Price: 45 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. R59.2g is a fine Irish crochet collar. It measures: 83 x 10cms. Condition: minor stains. 75 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T68.2 is a beautiful Irish crochet collar. It measures: 76 x 14cms. Condition: 140 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T54.4 is a collar in a very pretty design. It measures:  31 x 15cms. Condition: good. Price: 45 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. V27.  is a very decorative Irish crochet lace collar. It measures: 85 x 16cms. Condition: good. Price: 85 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. X2  is a large Irish crochet collar with a gathered deeper flounce attached. It measures: 30 x 28cms. Condition: good. Price: 75 GBP

 

Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. B15.21 is a very large and decorative Irish crochet collar. It measures: 38 x 35cms. Condition: good. Sold  Price: 120

 

Irish Crochet
Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. X1  is a collar made with pointed edges. Price: 25 (GBP)

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Irish Crochet
Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T34.5 is another classical collar. Price: 35 (GBP)

 

Irish Crochet
Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. T34.7 is another collar with pointed ands.  Price: 35 (GBP)

 

Irish Crochet
Antique lace  (19th century) page one stock no. P31.10 is a collar in ecru colour.  Price: 28 (GBP)


 

 

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Honiton bobbin Lace

The Girls Own Paper ran an essay competition for girls who work with their hands
From the

GIRLS OWN PAPER, 1897
"I have been thinking since I read your last Daily Round competition letters that I should like to let you see a lace worker's daily round, which work I have to earn my living by. The summer is my busy time and I rise very early and get my little oil stove ready and make a cup of tea ready to sit down to work by 5 o'clock sometimes earlier than that. I live quite alone in a little cottage facing the sea and cliffs, and as the days are so hot I like to have the early morning as I have to keep my work very clean so that it does not have to be washed before I sell it. I am today doing point lace cuffs, and I work for the village shop people who give out work ready tacked to the pattern they require, which first I draw around with needle and fine cotton on every pinhole of the braid the pattern is covered with; then if we require a new pattern to work on again I have a piece of paper over the work drawn and with a piece of heelbore, as it is called, rub and  the black marks come on the clean paper, and then we have a new pattern to begin another time, then I do a lot of buttonhole bars and pretty stitches which we have learned, then the last stitch is called purling ; which is done with a coarser cotton, on the outside edge we rip off the paper; and take it to the shop where I get things to make use of as we are not paid money there. I sit to work until 8 o'clock then I get my breakfast and put my house tidy and if I have any dinner to cook I get all ready. I sit down to work again by half past nine or ten sometimes then work until 12 o'clock and if very busy for post as we call it, that is the work that we are asked to do by a certain time; I do not stop only for a bread and cheese dinner and a cup of tea or an egg for we cannot afford meat every day, I get fish and things very cheap in our village so it helps one a lot where we have not much money to spare, so after having my bit of dinner if not busy I take my book and sit down in the fields or indoors in the hour we have for dinner. Sometimes there are two of us having a piece of work between us so then I take my piece to a friends house to work alike or they come to mine and it is nice to have company at times so I get to work again until 4 o'clock and then put on my kettle on my stove which saves coal in summer; and get my tea and then sit to work until 8 o'clock then I leave off and if I have not finished my piece; I then take my can to fetch my water and do any jobs I find to do; take my little can to a neighbour for her little girl to fetch my milk at a farm in the morning then I fetch other things I may want for my use and if I have time I go to see a dear old woman, who I call Granny and who loves to talk to me, and then I go to see how much work my girl friend has done and then go home to my supper and book for living alone I love books they are my friends now I have lost my mother. Then I go to bed and before retiring I thank Heavenly Father for his mercies which I enjoy which are many I am  glad to say then if I am spared I begin my daily round each day but often get weary but glad to be able to get work to do. The lace work is very trying to the sight and I am often glad of an order from ladies who pay money and get a better price that what the shop people do after working all day as I have said I earn but a bare 7d. (approx 3p)and then only taken out in the shop. Ladies often send their Honiton lace to be cleaned and put on new net; which is called transferring and then it will look like new lace; and that is real pillow lace which I have learned; but it went down in price years ago and now if wanted they dont pay the full price for it so the point lace is done quicker and then we get really more for it. We used in the village to have schools for teaching children the work but it does not do now they have to keep to the daily school and then they go to service. I have learnt all the different sorts and find it most useful now as I cannot live in service my knee gives out so glad to come home to the lace work. A pair of cuffs takes 2days and we get 1s 2d. (7p) for  them or the worth of it in goods, so I hope if ever my daily round should be in print it will help to show the readers how hard some have to earn a shilling before they can spend it. If we want clothes we have to book at the shop and they buy us what we want and we work on until we have paid for it. All these statements I declare to be perfectly true."
"Primrose" Branscombe Nr. Axminster, Devon

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Branscombe lace cuffs and jabot

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Detail of the Branscombe lace (shown above)


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