Mother Mary Ann Smith had copied very old Venetian lace. They also copied other seventeeth and eighteenth century styles. The lace was started by the nuns at their convent to try and give a livelihood to those who suffered during the Great potato famine of Ireland which was such a dreadful period of starvation for the Irish people. The lace was worn and by the Pope and also Queen Victoria. Queen Victorias coronation veil was made of Youghal lace and Queen Mary wore a Youghal train for her visit to India in 1911.Some of the very best pieces were made for members of the aristocratic and wealthy members of society. The lace has its original cream patina. This lace comes from a museum deaccession. My name will appear in the notes section thanking you. Wishing everyone the very best during these sad times.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall. All items we list need to be laundered. Please be aware that at times there may be delays due solely to the Post Office. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). The item "ANTIQUE LACE -CIRCA 19THC.
RARE IRISH YOUGHAL LACE" is in sale since Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Other Antique Lace & Crochet". The seller is "mithya" and is located in Irvington. This item can be shipped worldwide.