Antique Victorian or Edwardian high neck princess lace collar or dress front. White and now a bit creamy due to age. Hand constructed and hand stitched to the net ground. Hooks are hand stitched; the eyes for the hooks are hand constructed, and the stays for the high neck are hand stitched.
This lace dress panel has a front and back, and they are equally elaborately designed lace. Princess flowers, tiny pleats, and swirling leaves have a three dimensional appearance for both the front and back.The eyes for hooks extend down the left side of the front to attach to a dress. The high collar has pleated tulle net and two rows of piping. This lace closes in the center back and across the shoulder with a series of hooks and eyes. A few age spots and a few breaks to the fine netting and delicate tape that forms the flowers and leaves. A few of the leaves are missing at the bottom of the center front. The collar measures between 12.5 and 13 inches around; the length of the entire panel is approximately 16 inches, and the width of the lace front including the netting is approximately 10 inches. The back lace medallion measures approximately 7.5 inches by 6 inches. Weight without packing is 4 ounces.
If we have omitted details that are important to you, we will be happy to send additional pictures and answer questions. The item "Antique Vtg PRINCESS Brussels LACE Elaborate Victorian Dress Front High Collar" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Collars & Cuffs". The seller is "4mimiandme" and is located in Brockport, New York.
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