Antique Belgian Lace Table Runner, Table Scarf, Antique White, Figural Handmade Lace 13663
Antique Belgian Lace Table Runner, Table Scarf, Antique White, Figural Handmade Needle Lace.
This piece of antique lace is gorgeous! It depicts winged cherubs, vases and mixed florals, all in a french cream to antique white shade.. There are a couple of light, small marks, no breaks in the pattern... there is lots more life is this beauty!
The intricate lace patterns in Belgium are unmatched in any other country. The lace trade rose during the early Renaissance. Emperor Charles V decreed that lace-making should be a compulsory skill for girls in convents and beguinages throughout Flanders. Lace became fashionable on collars and cuffs for both sexes. Trade reached a peak in the 18th century.
Measures: 14" / 42"