A pair of joined Brussels bobbin lace lappets in the Point d'Angleterre style with rounded ends and slightly scalloped sides.  The piece is made using the part-lace technique, has a droschel ground and a design consisting of rocaille elements and undulating floral sprays with foliage and small branches in blossom.  The piece has an asymmetrical design, which is unusual; it appears that it was made using two strips of lace joined down the centre to form the lappets.  Meticulous work - there is use of some openwork with picoted brides and rib-raised work and a varied selection of fillings including some lovely snowflake grounds.  Museum quality.


Condition is extremely good; a few tiny breaks here and there.


c1740-1760.


Cream in colour with some faint foxing type marks.


Measures approx. 119cm x 10cm (46 1/2" x 4").


Reserved - £400.00


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Point d’Angleterre Lace Lappets   #PtdAng08