THE LACE MUSEUM   Detroit
133 West Main Street Suite #160 Northville, MI . 48167   USA                            ...honoring the history of Handmade Lace

                                  


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THE LACE MUSEUM Detroit

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

an EXHIBIT and SALE of

ANTIQUE LINENS and LACE

at

THE ART AND ANTIQUE SHOW

AT THE WAR MEMORIAL

Grosse Pointe, MI

November 1 through 4, 2018
There’s something for everyone at The Grosse Pointe Michigan Art & Antiques week: Visit your favorite art and antiques dealers from across the country. Attend the lecture series featuring award-winning traditional architect, Gil Schafer, presenting Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living. Enjoy a Preview Party with strolling supper, and attend Antiques & ARTfest on the lakefront lawn!

For more info:  https://warmemorial.org/artandantiques

 

Visit Us at: 

THE LACE MUSEUM Detroit

A new exhibit of Antique Lace and Fashion recently brought to the Museum in January of 2018.  After years of intentions, I  FINALLY made it to  Belgium to visit KantCentrum, housed in the renovated old Lace School of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Brugge.  It is a journey through lace history with the souls of these artists evident in every extraordinary detail of  their work. Visit us at the Museum to see the newest pieces on display from Belgium, Paris, and Amsterdam.


We again searched for lace and lacemakers in Belgium August 2018...We  recently returned from Brugges,  from the WORLD LACE CONGRESS 2018.....stop by the Museum to see a new exhibit of Belgian Lace that we found...

IN SEARCH OF LACE


Watching Sr. Madeleine making Lace.. August 2018     Lacemakers in the streets of Brugges

The 2018 World Lace Congress at Brugges, Belgium was the experience of a lifetime!

Owner and Curator of The Lace Museum Detroit:   Mary Salmon (above)

New to the Museum is an astonishing piece of (tagged) Aemilia Ars Society Silk Lace.  Bologna, Italy, circa 1900 (above).

We are proud to exhibit a new collection of Antique/Vintage Lace making Pillows purchased at auction in London. (above)

 FREE OF CHARGE EXHIBITS:
   18th and 19th Century  Handmade Lace & Linen
   Lace-making Tools, Textiles, and Fashion.
 Sales of Fine Antique Lace, Linen, & Textiles
      Vintage Fashion, Fabrics, and Buttons

          133 West Main Street    
 Northville Square   Suite #160

 Northville, Michigan  
   PH:  (937) 681-7219   United States

  Museum Hours:
TUESDAYS 12:00 - 5:00pm
THURSDAYS 12:00 - 5:00pm
SATURDAYS 12:00 -5:00PM

    We are always OPEN for Appointments

NEW EXHIBIT FOR WINTER 2018:
 From the MARCHE AUS PUCES DE SAINT-OUEN FLEA MARKET IN PARIS WITH NEW SENSATIONAL HANDMADE PARISIAN LACE DRAPERIES circa , 1900.  (above)

Antique Ecclesiastical Lace on exhibit at
St. Giles Catholic Church   Brugges, Belgium (above and below).

The Lace Museum exhibits 19th Century Antique Lace Bobbins, Lace Making Tools, Antique Thread, Dressmaking Tools, and Antique Sewing Machines.  Lace Making Bobbins were mostly constructed from  wood, bone and even various metals; very rarely an ivory bobbin can be found. An example of a Bone Bobbin can be found, above, inscribed with Mary and spangled with glass beads.

A superb mint-condition Lace Fan with Mother of Pearl sticks with a beautifully detailed painting of a courting couple.  The fan is signed, probably Brussels Lace circa 1900 (above).

 A 16th century lace pattern (Reticella) from Les Singuliers et Nouveaux Pourtaicts; Federico de Vinciolo, dated 1587, shows how far into the past the art of Lacemaking extends.  (above).


Wealthy Victorian and Edwardian family households would commonly have Bed Linens constructed of the finest Linen, derived from famous Flax Fields such as those found in the cooler regions of  Russia, Switzerland, Belgium, Flanders, or Ireland.  They were also elaborately hand-embroidered and monogrammed with a Family Crest or  Initials (above).

Edwardian Embroidered Tablecloth depicting the life of Joan of Arc (above).                            

The Lace Museum shows rotating exhibits of Authentic Victorian & Edwardian Fashion: Day Dresses, Promenade Dress, Vintage and Antique Evening Gowns, and clothing from the American Civil War. Rotating exhibits of Hand-made Bobbin Lace, Needlelace, and Victorian Machine-made Lace from Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, Russia, and the Far-East.

Antique Needle and Bobbin Lace could also be richly decorated with glass beads and metallic thread, such as this lovely and rare piece of Victorian Trim for an Evening gown (above).

 Handmade Lace has become nearly extinct over the course of history due in large part to the introduction of Lace Machinery.  In America, the decline of the Pillow Lace Making craft at the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Ipswich suffered due to the production of Machine made Lace (above).






An original Victorian-era Detroit Designer - Hugo Hill - Visiting Ensemble.  (above and below).

          Antique Lacemaking Bobbins,
      probably mid-19th century (
above).

                        18th Century Alb: 

  Handmade Needle Lace in the

    Italian Reticella Style (above).


Handmade 19th Century Needlelace often depicted mythical characters, historical events, a pastoral or country scene (above).












The Lace Museum Detroit also exhibits Edwardian Era Textile and Lace Fashion in the form of clothing, as well as hats, shoes, and purses of the period, similar to those in the photograph above