This lace was created by my Great Grandmother in Germany circa 1875. The lace is sewn onto a piece of pale, blue silk. She handmade it using lace with point de Gace and additional techniques. The wall hanging is 8ft by 8ft.
My Great Grandmother handmade it in Germany circa 1875 and it has stayed in my family ever since, passed down through the generations. Aside from a few small stains, it's in excellent condition. As far as I know, it's never been exhibited and has remained in the care of our family since it's creation.
Good afternoon, Heather,
Thank you for using Mearto for your appraisal inquiry. This is a gorgeous panel and is unlikely to have survived had it not been sewn to the blue silk backing.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A large point de gaze and bobbin lace panel, mounted as a wall hanging on blue silk
Made in Germany by client's great-grandmother, circa 1875.
Silk fabric measures 96 by 96 inches
CONDITION: not examined in person but appears to be in a remarkable state of preservation. Silk backing possibly later than lace panel.
PROVENANCE: passed down in client's family
*Represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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