Margo Giroux
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Me again! Another Brussells?
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 Looks a lot like the earlier piece I posted but I'm usually wrong so I need the experts!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margo Giroux Feb 20.

Would love to date and ID this lace on a "gown". Cuffs and shawl collar. Lille? Bucks Point?
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The pics below show the gown and hopefully good pics of the lace. The lace is not snow white as it shows in the close up!  Thanks for any help.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Administrator Dec 23, 2015.

 

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Margo Giroux replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Me again! Another Brussells?
"Thanks!"
Feb 20
Administrator replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Me again! Another Brussells?
"The distinction between Brussels, Duchesse, and Bruges Bloomwork is mostly a question of style, and complexity, with small distinctions of technique (most of which are probably not visible unless you take the lace apart). Brussels used flowers of…"
Feb 20
Administrator replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Me again! Another Brussells?
"This one is a Duchesse, which was what Brussels developed into. I use the Term Brussels for continental part laces of the 18th century. It was the precursor to Duchesse, and Duchesse existed in the last half of the 19th century. Many collectors use…"
Feb 20
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Me again! Another Brussells?

 Looks a lot like the earlier piece I posted but I'm usually wrong so I need the experts!…See More
Feb 19
Administrator replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"I would call this lace a Duchesse bobbin lace. The term "Brussels Duchesse" usually refers to a Duchesse with needle lace inserts. But I don't see needle lace anywhere in this piece. The photos are good and make it easy to identify. I…"
Jan 7
Helen Bell replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"The edging that the lace is mounted to, is called an entredeux.  It's handmade.  Some lacemakers had the job of making yards of entredeux.  That's all they made and got paid for.  There would've been another worker…"
Jan 7
Margo Giroux replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Thanks!  Maybe someone else can see hand vs machine on the tape!"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Thank you for the fabulous images. I am often looking at these narrow tapes to discover if they are made by hand or machine. I still have lots to learn as the machines were so cleaver they could actually replicate the hand. However I think the twist…"
Jan 7
Margo Giroux replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"I'm not positive what the tape is but I am guessing it is the top edge, so that is what I show here."
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Margo from my experience I would expect this to have been purchased around 1850-1900 when Brussels lace was very popular.I would now put it into archival white tissue, acid free. perhaps keep the blue tissue (but not wrapped together) that was how…"
Jan 7
Jill Schwartz replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Hi Margo,    I am certainly not one of the experts here..but I concur with Leslie... it looks like  Brussels Duchesse Lace probably dating to the late 19th century.   Bobbin handmade lace."
Jan 7
Margo Giroux replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Thanks for your input. Because the lace is so flat and well stored, it was a breeze to get good shots!  Does the blue paper help to date it?"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Although it looks like a clover leaf in the lace giving an Irish feel, it is in fact probably Brussels bobbin lace. It will have been made as motifs and assembled and joined with bars and picots. Thank you for shareing this with us and for such…"
Jan 7
Margo Giroux added a discussion to the group Identification-History
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Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you.

This lace came in it's original blue paper and has never been used.  Irish but not Carricmacross, right?  Thanks for any suggestions!  …See More
Jan 7
Administrator replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Would love to date and ID this lace on a "gown". Cuffs and shawl collar. Lille? Bucks Point?
"Well, that does clarify it. I think your lace is a plain machine made net, with a thicker thread embroidered onto the net. Both the little bits scattered in the body and the lumpy bits at the edge. I'm sorry to say that it isn't a good…"
Dec 23, 2015
Margo Giroux replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Would love to date and ID this lace on a "gown". Cuffs and shawl collar. Lille? Bucks Point?
"I did wonder if it could be handmade too.  But I'm most of the time wrong, so I thought I'd ask.  The edge from a distance looks like rick rack . It looks to me like a different thread has been added to make the embellishment. I…"
Dec 23, 2015

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Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the IDENTIFICATION-HISTORY group, as it fits in with your interests. Take some time to explore. Its opening page has a book list, and links to good online sources. If you have any questions about our site, contact me and I'll try to help.

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