Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Blonde Silk Chantilly Lace Mantilla

or Wedding Veil

Item Number L05705

Now falling to the floor at an estate sale can be dangerous as you will not be noticed except as a lumpy step up, perhaps, to reach that perfect something that no one else has yet seen...  Thankfully! I only stumbled (perhaps over one not so lucky as me..hmmm..) as I reached for this glorious piece of antique lace.  Whew!!  I ran for the door, mumbled something about the lumpy carpet and jumped in the car (oh yes, I paid for it, though it all is a bit of a blur....)

  Heavenly blonde antique silk Chantilly lace mantilla or wedding veil was once a cherished part of a fine wedding trousseau.  This link at Karen Augusta's Antique Lace shop  provides an example and information about the Pusher lace machine, invented in 1812, that was used in it's manufacture.  She says, in part, "the Pusher lace machine stopped making shawls in the 1870s.... The cordonnet, the outline stitching around all of the intricate design elements, was embroidered onto Pusher lace shawls by hand." I have read elsewhere that blonde Chantilly lace mantillas were still being made through the 1880's, however, so dating this one may be a bit tricky.  Rest assured, it is not later than that, and represents a remarkable period in Spanish lace making that influenced the style and development of many later machine laces...similar to, but much earlier than French Alencon...

Softest ecru to cream silk antique Chantilly lace mantilla or veil has a small "snaggy" area, shown below, and one dot of age.  The cordonnet outlining is hand stitched in silk floss.  Drapey, delicate (but not fragile) and perfect for your candle lit wedding  or most elegant table.  Excellent condition, offered as found.  c.1850's - 80's  19.5" X 104"

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Antique blonde Chantilly lace wedding veil or mantilla

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