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2h ~ Gossamer Fine Extra Wide Vintage Ivory Lace Skirt / Flounce Yardage - Chantilly
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Material:  Natural Fiber / Silk
Age:  1940s - 50
Color:  Ivory, blonde
Size:  Total Length ~ 82 inches = apx. 2.27 yards
         Width ~ 34 inches
Quantity:  1 piece

A wonderful long and exceptionally wide length of gossamer fine early vintage Raschell mills ivory silk lace, dating to the first half of the 20th century, c. 1940s.

The lace features a lovely design likely inspired by French Chantilly bobbin lace, with a cordonnet outlined fancy meandering floral motif and a variety of fillings, on a very, very fine mesh reseau tulle ground.  The bottom edge is nicely finished with pretty scallops.

It is exceptionally light, airy and diaphanous and a burn test confirmed it is definitely silk.  It does have a slight bit of body, as some silks do, possibly from sizing, which would have been a period appropriate treatment by the manufacturer.

This wide lace yardage is a creamy off white, or light ivory in color that I feel is well represented in the images above.

The lace is in good vintage estate condition; finished top and bottom edges, sides/ends are unfinished.  We think this large panel was removed from a dress or skirt, as there are several fold lines near the top edge (apx. top/upper 6 inches) where it appears the lace was attached/removed to a wide band, so there are a few
fairly minor issues I will detail following.  In the actual body of the lace, below the upper six inches of what I will call waist band area, there are only about 5 tiny, apx 1/8 of an inch size holes in the net / tulle, (see image #7 above)  as well as two slightly larger; one of which is a small opening shaped rather like a tiny, short T, that measures apx. ¾ of an inch in length and the second is a straight separation measuring apx 1 & ½ inches in length, running parallel to and  just a few inches from one unfinished side.  Each small opening certainly repairable if desired, with a few tiny stitches of ivory silk thread.  The top waist band area, (the uppermost 6 inches) however, suffered several splits when it was removed from the band, which was done before I acquired the lace.  This mainly affects the top 3 inches, however one separation that measures apx. 2 & ½ inches in length, begins at apx. 3 inches below the top edge, so extends into the lower portion of the waist band area.  Please see the last image above for a visual example.

The lace is clean, with only a very slight musty storage smell that is easily resolvable with a gentle soak.

NOTE:  While we certainly feel this silk panel is useable, due to the nature of antique and vintage silk, especially silk lace, we always recommend low stress applications for these types of textiles, and/or utilization in projects with careful consideration.

Certainly a nice and harder to find wider example of collectible earlier vintage lace yardage that can be used in numerous applications with careful consideration, such as clothing, lingerie, millinery, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing & accessories, pillows, interior design, soft furnishings, window treatments, restorations and other projects requiring authentic period trims and textiles.

Additional Note:  Photographed in the images above on a red silk background, to better show color and detail.

2h ~ Gossamer Fine Extra Wide Vintage Ivory Lace Skirt / Flounce Yardage - Chantilly

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2f ~ Gossamer Fine Wide Vintage Ivory Lace Flounce Yardage - Chantilly

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