Stunning antique lace blouse de-stash French Alencon needlework with mesh lining and a gorgeous patina from Early Century 1910's to 1920's. Alencon lace is often referred to as the "Queen of Lace."
Condition is frail, unwearable AS IS, and sold for repair or restoration project. Many blemishes due to the mesh lining separating from the lace. The color has darkened to a beautiful patina. Would be perfect for restoration or for a vintage wedding or any project that requires authentic needle lace that has not been touched by machines. Historical piece and museum worthy!
Measurements: *Across the bust measures 16 inches which should be double to 32 inches.
*23 inches in length from the shoulder to the bottom "back" hemline which is longer than the "front" which measures 19 inches from the top of shoulders to the bottom hemline.
*The hemline, when opened and not folded, measures 33 inches. Opens in the back with a metal snap closure at the bottom. Understanding the measurements may be confusing, if you have questions, please convo me.