Three collectors samples of Milanese or Genoese bobbin lace with a lovely variety of decorative 'speckles' and decoration within the meandering braids, some unusual raised features and a mixtures of braided and picoted brides.  As one can see from their shape, these pieces have been cut into sections to make a bodice.  I have pinned them together onto my dressmaker's dummy to show what they look like as a bodice, but these would be lovely for a collector of early lace. 

Condition is very good for their age; there are a number of joins, and the pieces are quite grubby; they have obviously not been cleaned for many, many years!

Late 17th / early 18th century.

Ecru coloured.

Centre section measures approx. 52cm x 43cm (20 1/2" x 17") at widest points.

Each side section measures approx. 42cm x 26cm (16 1/2" x 10 1/4") at widest points.

Price - £75.00

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Milanese Bobbin Lace Panels  #Mil11