Princess lace wedding veil, early 20th century
The veil is fashioned from white cotton tulle hand appliquéd with bouquets of princess lace flowers, a type of tape lace. The delicate tapes are available in rounded and scalloped shapes like that of handmade Brussels lace.
The handwork in the veil is exceptional. The attached wired crown framing the face uses contrasting laces, forming a magnificent lace tiara. The veil is fit for a Princess or Queen on her wedding day.
Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls,
Come hither, the dances are done,
In gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls,
Queen lily and rose in one.
Princess lace is a good buy if you want the look without the expense of handmade Brussels lace. I have sold comparable veils, fashioned from handmade Brussels lace, for over $2,400.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
The veil is 90" long at the center-back.