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French Chateau Laces
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French Chateau Laces                © J. Ames 2013Imagine owning 18 chateaux! This is the happy circumstance of a lace collector in Maine.Rarely do we have an opportunity to view laces of such…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Devon Thein Apr 29.

 

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Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"On the topic of French Chateau lace, I ran across this description of the estate sale of Edith Rockefeller McCormick, in the January 4, 1934 New York Times. It seems that the most valuable piece in the auction was luncheon set of Burano lace with…"
Apr 29
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Just another little bit of research on this subject. I have been looking at the world trade fairs that set the social and economic context building up to their creation. I have been able to ascertain that the Minne-Densaert were indeed making lace…"
May 2, 2016
Margrit Conradin replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Thank you J. for sharing these fantastic pieces with us and adding all the interesting comments. Incites me to practice more needle lace although I do not aim for such large pieces."
Aug 1, 2015
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Thank you so much for these photo essays.  I visited Fontainebleu not that long ago and I have to say that it is a chateau for which it is difficult to compose an iconic image. The original building was altered with additional wings and it is…"
Jul 10, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Here is the third of our visits in the quest to understand these pieces of lace. The document is in two parts due to the original size. This visit throws up more questions than answers..."
Jul 5, 2015
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"How wonderful that Mr De Marcheville has responded to your inquiry. It is also great to hear that he believes the chateaux are based on the Victor Petit lithography. I think that this offers a lot of insight into the design process of the lace…"
May 26, 2015
Debra J replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Wow, that was very generous! Victor Petit's lithograph does seem like the inspiration. Thank you!"
May 25, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Exciting news today ! Mr De Marchéville, the owner of the Chateau du Moulin, has had the immense kindness of studying the photos and giving us his input. He is totally convinced that the source for this lace is a lithography by Victor Petit…"
May 25, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"It has been suggested quite rightly that we keep the visits attached to the first post by Jeri. So here is the link to the first visit just to keep things in order."
May 22, 2015
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May 20, 2015
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"The laces produced by the Atelier of  J. Minne-Dansaert are almost supernatural in their virtuosity! I really wish someone would write a book about her. Or, if there is a book, I would appreciate it if someone would tell me how to locate…"
Apr 22, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"There is a fan that could be of great interest to us and possibly linked to the castles. I have not  put the picture here, because I am afraid of copyright issues, but there are two ways to view it which I will enumerate below. The fan was…"
Apr 22, 2015
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"This turned up on my facebook scrawl today. It is a work called Reflections on the Grand Canal by Rosetta Annostini Stangherlin, made in 1999 which was posted in association with an event occurring today in Venice at the UNESCO…"
Apr 22, 2015
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"I don't think I have found any castles in any catalogues from the turn of the century US either, not that such catalogues exist in the abundance that I would like,  I think the number of such things, and even any figural pieces, are really…"
Apr 22, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"I have just received an email from the lace school I am studying with in Puy en Velay - they say that they do not have anything in their collection like the lace castles we are looking at. They did not say if they had any knowledge about this…"
Apr 21, 2015
Katherine Britton replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"I have gone through all the images I could find of catalogues from the major Parisian shops around the turn of the century. I found lots of gorgeous linen, but not a sign of a single castle. But then again, as a comparison, there are souvenir Eiffel…"
Apr 21, 2015

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Passion is history of women as reflected through textile production - specifically lace and embroidery. Strong interest in conservation and restoration. Lace library of over 1,000 books. Full library of lace/embroidery and related topics is 3,600+ volumes plus lace/emb organization bulletins of last 50 years. Member of The Lace Guild in England and OIDFA - headquartered in France.
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At 1:48pm on April 17, 2014, Administrator said…

Jeri

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Jeri,

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