Flanders and Old Mechlin, Antique

straight lace with gimp, ground may be Flanders, Binche snowball or snowflake, Paris, Mechlin, Val (rnd or sq), 1st 2/3 of 18th c . See Mechlin antique pinboard for 18th & 19th c pieces with Mechlin ground.
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Antique/vintage lace lappets circa 1750 - carnations and lilies

Mechlin Circa 1750

Antique/vintage Mechlin lappets circa 1750 - pots of flowers

Flanders ground, except it doesn't have gimp, which would make it Binche. an antique design worked by a living lacemaker

Flanders ground, except it doesn't have gimp, which would make it Binche. an antique design worked by a living lacemaker

Mechlin lace

Mechlin lace is an old bobbin lace originally produced in Mechelen. Its history goes back to the Brabant laces. This type of lace is use for female clothing, and was popular until the first decade of the century. It is one of the best known Flemish laces.

Flemish Bobbin Lace 18th Century 53 x 8 CMS 21 x 3 Inches | eBay

FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE 18th CENTURY 53 x 8 cms / 21 x 3 inches

Mechlin. not sure of date. mid 18th c or mid 19th c

Mechlin. not sure of date. mid 18th c or mid 19th c

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