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Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s
Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s
Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s
Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s
Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s
Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s

Material:  cotton sateen, metallic lace, silk ribbon
Shape:  Round
Size:  apx.  14 inches
Age:  Edwardian 1910 - 1920s
Quantity:  1

A really attractive antique or very early vintage boudoir lingerie case, decorated with French gold metallic lace, pink silk and pretty ribbonwork.

This boudoir case would have originally been used for tucking away a ladies negligee, night dress, lingerie, or other similar intimate items, such as stockings, tap pants and bloomers.  It was handmade, likely during the Edwardian era - 1920s Flapper period.

The body of this charming case is constructed of a very soft, smooth, lightly padded, pale pink cotton sateen. The top of the case has been profusely decorated with applied double alternating rows of gold metallic lace and pink silk ribbon, then further embellished at center with stylized ribbonwork flowers accented with ombre green and yellow leaves.

The case has an opening at one side for insertion of lingerie, (see last image) however cases of this type are often used today as pillows, by simply inserting a round pillow form, creating an instant lovely boudoir accessory.

This nicely handmade case is in very good antique / vintage condition, with only a few minor noteworthy mentions. Typically many of these boudoir cases and bags were made entirely of silk,which historically does not age extremely well, however the body of this item was fashioned from very fine, soft and silky cotton, which we believe to be a sateen.  This fabric has held up well over the past 90 -100 years.  Subsequently, the body of the case remains very sturdy and structurally sound.  The gold metallic lace, which likely originated in France, is also in extremely nice condition.  It has taken on a rich bronzy gold hue typical of similar period examples. Other than a few errant threads on lace edges at outer perimeter, we see no breaks, tears, snags or other similar serious issues.
On the innermost pink silk ribbon however, (surrounding the center ribbonwork and leaf decorations) there are a few small areas that are showing some thinning;  please see our 3rd and 4th images for close up views.  
Please note: both images show same areas, just different camera angle.  In our humble opinion this is fairly inconsequently and does not significantly impact the overall pleasing aesthetics of this antique case, but worthy of note for personal consideration.
There is also a very small, light spot on case reverse, shown in image #6 and not previously noted, so unfortunately not photographed, a smaller, very tiny, apx. 1/4 inch narrow line type mark to cotton sateen, near outer edge, but under metallic lace trim, so does not show unless lace is lifted at that particular spot.
As previously mentioned the top and bottom of the case are both lightly padded, the top slightly more than bottom, with some type of fairly flat and subtle period padding. The case is clean and nice, with possibly some light signs of use at back and near opening, really only notable when comparing interior, which is slightly more pink than exterior.  Overall we would rate condition as very nice, commensurate with age and very careful use.

An attractive period example of a charming handmade lingerie boudoir case that would make a nice addition to a textile or ribbonwork collection.  It can also be quickly and easily converted to a pillow with the simple insertion of a round cushion form.

Antique / Early Vintage Metallic Lace, Silk & Ribbonwork Flowers Passementerie Boudoir, Lingerie, Night Dress Case / Pillow Cover ~ Edwardian - 1920s

$ 179.00

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