A gorgeous deep flounce of handmade French...

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A gorgeous deep flounce of handmade French...

A gorgeous deep flounce of handmade French point d'Alencon needle lace shown at Paris Exhibition of 1867 by M. Lefebure of Bayeux, and made to the design of Alcide Roussel. Illustrated in the Art Journal Catalogue of the Exhibition, p.103. Complex pattern dominated by undulating trompe l'oeil fluted band, in front of exotic leaves and flowers, with dragonflies and butterflies, glycine leaves and ferns finely worked in ombré, small raspberries, little bells and small leaves of vine grapes. Alençon simple ground, Coton thread, light ivory color, horse hair along the lower edge. Dim. 2,05 m x 71 cm (a very fw little holes to the ground, a few pale stains) Provenance : Countess Virginia Gonzales of Candamo y Iriarte, wife of Christian Arturo de Heeren, then kept preciously by his descendants. The Victoria & Albert Museum has this same model declined in two different widths, 53,5 cm et 11 cm. N° T59. Please see. "Lace: A History" Mrs Santina M. Levey, pl. 410 "Lace from the Victoria and Albert Museum," Clare Browne, p. 24, pl. 67
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