Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Linen and Cantý Lace

Tea Cloth

Item Number T18705

Splendid example of Cantý lace surrounds an antique linen tea cloth.  Tightly woven tendrils terminate in characteristic little flower buds.  This wonderfully feminine lace has it's origins in Brussels, Belgium and was called "Rosaline lace".  The methods and patterns used in these laces reflect earlier 18th century Venetian needle laces and constituted a resurgence in the lace making craft in this area.  Cantý lace is highly sought after not only for it's delicate beauty but also for it's rarity.  After the occupation of Italy at the start of WWI Cantý lace ceased in it's production and was no longer available to the international market.   "The lacemakers of Cantý are the sole depository of the technical secrets for its execution. "**

This lovely example of Cantý lace surrounds an antique linen tea cloth.  A single tiny pin dot hole is the only flaw.  Delicately beautiful, creamy white and in excellent condition, freshly laundered and pressed.  c.1890 - 1910.  26" round

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Antique Cantý lace linen tea cloth

**http://www.italiainvita.it/uk/work/rosaline.shtml  -- International Forum of Lace and Embroidery 2nd edition - The Origins Rimini Nord - Bellaria, Italy

Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques  by Heather Toomer  www.schifferbooks.com  ISBN 0-7643-1384-3

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