Only the quantity indicated here is available of these old wares - there is no further stock available. In other words - first come, first served. We will try everything to avoid disappointing you and will fill the order strictly in chronological order. I hope you will find something to please you!
All embroidered laces were made in the early 1920s to about 1940s from an Austrian manufacturer that no longer exists. They are mostly embroidered on an ecru batiste, similar to the old Gildebrief batiste we used to carry (unfortunately, now sold out. The value of the lace depends on the number of stitches per inch, so sometimes a narrow lace can be more expensive than a wider one. Some designs are distinctly Art Nouveau and Arte Déco!
The "hand embroidered" laces were laboriously made on a hand embroidery machine using a single thread as in "real" hand embroidery. Those are the most valuable laces and the oldest ones, mainly from the late 19th century.