Brussels bobbin lace lappet, late 18th century
When viewed up close or held in the hand, antique handmade lace has a subtle beauty that can never be found in later machine made imitations. This exquisite ivory lace lappet has an elegant soft drape. The delicate floral pattern on a drochel ground features a raised gimp and decorative fillings.
The condition is excellent.
It measures 48 1/2" long by 4 3/4" wide.