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This gorgeous antique Victorian lace piece dates from c.1900. It was almost certainly the edging of a round linen tablecloth. Battenburg lace was incredibly popular as "fancy work" in the 1890's and early 1900's. This is made out of heavy off-white cotton machine made tapes or braids, with fancy woven edges. There are also thick round cotton circlets. The braid is scalloped and folded and intricately twisted,and then the elements are all joined together by hand with intricate filling stitches.
This measures a dramatic 15" wide. The top edge is approximately 80" around. The bottom edge is approximately 156" around. It's difficult to be exact because of the scalloped and star-shaped edges. This is quite weighty at 300 grams, over half a pound.
The condition is quite good. It has been laundered and ironed. I noted signs of it's age, there are a few breaks and loose stitches and some small marks here and there. Still wonderful to make something amazing...I can visualize it a a fantastic flounce on a wearable art skirt or gown.

Amazing Battenburg Antique Handsewn Lace Edging Flounce 15" Wide c1900

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Feedback: 420 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from London, Canada
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