HANDMADE BUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE SHAWL, MID 19th C. Large cotton net triangle lavishly decorated with Point de Gaz and bobbin lace in a pattern of wisteria, hydrangea, lilac and other blossoms amid swags, ribbons and foliage. 104 x 54. (Few very minor breaks and spots) excellent. $1500-2,500.
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Quilted silk shawl (sontag-like), mid-19th century. Charleston Museum. TOTALLY making one of these... it's so much more attractive than the standard crocheted sontag!
Shawl Date: 19th century Culture: Philippine Medium: piña cloth, cotton Dimensions: Length: 144 in. (365.8 cm) Width: 50 in. (127 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mary Sloan Hess, wife of Col. L.T. Hess, 1937 Accession Number: 37.109.6