Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Rose Point de Gaz

Brussels Lace Collar

Item Number L00303

Imagine how breathless I was when I stumbled across this set at a market recently.... Rose point de gaz lace is featured on both the cover and on page 76-77 of Heather Toomer's defining work, Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques.  This collar is nearly identical in pattern to the images on these pages...truly a spectacular example of the style.  "The beautifully organized floral design of the flounce, with its garlands and flower sprays filling the entire panel but giving an impression of opulence rather than overcrowding, is typical of the finer lace of the second half of the 19th century."  Treasured for it's remarkable three dimensional detail, rose point de gaz was named for its elaborate roses and was often part of a wedding trousseau.  (Amazing to think it is all hand constructed!)    One of the pieces has a series of small holes, pictured below.  The other piece is nearly perfect.  Viewed together these "flaws" nearly disappear, making this an exceptional collector set.

The collar was constructed in two pieces and was likely attached to a very fine garment, perhaps a wedding gown.   One piece is 27.5", the other is 23".  Deepest point is 8".   c.1870's - 80's

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2 pieces

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