This 57" W X 113" L Austrian ruffled organza lace panel is a handmade antique. It is ideal as a window treatment or as a layered bedcoverlet on a king- or queen-sized bed paired with other lacy bedcovers.
It is a one-of-a-kind item so only 1 piece is available—made in Hungary circa 1890's in the Hungarian Art Nouveau Style, called szecessio, it is made of voile and filet lace. Hand wash and line dry only: do not put in the dryer! It is in not in perfect condition, but the few areas that have been repaired have been treated with care.
This is but one of many luxurious one-of-a-kind antiques we have in our Pensacola atelier, as we have row upon row of textiles that include everything from antique French heirloom linens and primitive Austro-Hungarian Empire textiles to Art Deco and Bohemian specimens—at last count two million one-of-a-kind linens of the finest quality.
If you see a beautiful specimen on this site that you would like to see in person and you cannot visit us but you are a regular at either Round Top or the High Point Market, we will happily bring it to one of these shows so you can see for yourself how remarkable it is. See our Calendar of Events page for fair dates and let us know if we can bring our sumptuousness to you.
The writings of scholars are important to being able to trace the history of textiles, as these fragile elements often have not survived due to the fact they were not treated delicately. While one academician references Exeter Cathedral as possessing four pieces of Filet lace as far back as 1327, another one notes there was a "cushion of net-work in St. Paul's Cathedral as early as 1295." You can see why specimens of this style of embroidery that are in good condition would be so valuable by the complexity of the knotting and the mesh of this beautiful textile we are presenting here.