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Here is an amazingly beautiful antique lace collar, an example of the mixed Brussels lace which was so highly sought after in the late 19th century, and all incredibly handmade.

The collar is made of Duchesse bobbin lace with a rich design of flowers, scrolling tendrils, and wonderful shaded leaves. An insert of point de gaze needle lace has three-dimensional rose petals on a delicate mesh background -- imagine, each tiny knot is a handmade buttonhole stitch.

This collar has a triangular shape in the front, leading to a large leaf below the point de gaze insert. It sits smoothly over the shoulders, forming a square yoke in back, and a high collar encircles the neck.

This type of lace was very, very expensive in the 19th century, and a piece such as this would have been the highlight of a wealthy woman's ensemble, and certainly much envied by her peers. (Please read Emile Zola's "The Ladies' Paradise" for a fascinating glimpse into this time period.)

An incredibly stunning piece in wonderful condition.

Circa late 19th century
Made of linen or cotton

Measures about 14 inches on the long sides and 6.25 inches on the shorter sides (parallel to the floor in back when worn);
9 inches deep at center front including the 2 inch wide neckband; 14 inches around the neck

Condition: excellent overall; just a few broken brides and slight discoloration in places

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Antique Lace Collar Handmade Mixed Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace with Point de Gaze Rose


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: linen, cotton, thread, lace
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 26 people