Fabulous Antique Handmade Brussels Lace Wedding Bridal Veil 19th Century. This is an extremely rare example of mixed Brussels handmade laces assembled to form an exquisitely delicate and refined Bridal Veil. Brussels handmade laces are difficult to find. Although the later Brussels Princess Lace Veils can still be obtained Lace Veils of this caliber are nearly impossible to find now on the retail market and reside primarily in museums and private collections. This indeed came from a private collector who at one time had a small lace museum.
The form is also unusual and somewhat reminiscent of the French Normandy lace style of different type laces joined together to form a beautiful piece. It's an heirloom, all cotton handmade laces for the discerning bride or collector who appreciates irreplaceable pieces and the fine workmanship, highly advanced skills, and hours upon hours required to produce a piece like this.
The scale of the lace, particularly the center diamond is exquisitely small and incredible. To appreciate the skill level required, one must consider this work was done prior to the advent of electricity, and therefore it could only be created under existing light by those with extraordinarily good vision and steady hand; typical of that required from a speciatly surgeon doing fine and delicate work in today's terms. Contains a complex design including Duchesse, Point de Gaze and Valenciennes in different motifs. In very good overall condition, clean. Several scattered small faults throughout, (see pictures).
Measures approx 69" x 59" inches. We are a purveyor of gorgeous vintage laces, linens, clothing and other antiques. We do not sell new items nor reproductions. We try to describe items well and provide plenty of pictures.Your items are securely packed with quality waterproof materials. The item "Fabulous Antique Handmade Brussels Lace Wedding Bridal Veil 19th Century" is in sale since Friday, July 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Other Antique Lace & Crochet". The seller is "twist-in-time" and is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.