Very fine piece of Duchesse lace in the form of a modesty panel. Believed to date to the second half of the 19th century - 1870 / 80s ?
Would make a nice display / practical piece, or authentic period prop
Size: Approx.8" across the top inner edge Approx. 12" running around the bottom edge. Approx 3.875" deep to the centre
Condition: Previously owned & used antique lace. Very good used condition with no major damage - may be the odd break. Although this piece has not been laundered it feels very airy and soft. Not sure what colour it should be - it is at present not white, maybe a yellowy cream - photo 1 is closest