Lace Apparatus, Antique, Haberdashery, Dentelle, Hand Made Lace Maker, French Lace, 1800s, Lace Bobbins

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Lace Apparatus, Antique, Haberdashery, Dentelle, Hand Made Lace Maker, French Lace, 1800s, Lace Bobbins

I could not explain how to use it as I do not know, but I can very well imagine it in full swing in it's time, churning out beautiful lengths of delicate lace1 This lovely hand-made item is from the late 1800s and was found in a large, noble masters residence in southern France.

As shown in the photographs it still has a section of the lace pattern in place with what I assume to be the original pins used and of course the lace produced at the time. At the rear of the 'cushion' is a little compartment where the bobbins, threads and perhaps other accessories were stored. There are 10 bobbins and one other wooden item included with this apparatus.

The cover is made of a a soft pale blue/grey satin material and is lined with very fine linen or cotton, the underneath of the cushion is a lovely rich blue with a large embroidered floral decor in gold thread. The structure itself I think is most likely wood with possible hard card in areas (notably the door to the rear compartment).

The condition is of course antique which means usual signs of age, wear, use etc. I think it would make a marvellous shop display or interior decor - certainly an interesting conversation piece.

Height : 4.7" (12 cm) approx
Width : 7.8" (20 cm) approx
Depth : 7.8" (20 cm) approx
Weight : 623 grammes

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Please note that any props used in the photographing of this item are not included in the sale, thank you for your understanding.


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