VICTORIAN antique NET LACE COLLAR/Shawl Fab embroidery

Auction is for a MOST EXTRAORDINARY find, an antique VICTORIAN NET LACE COLLAR or shawl with the most fabulous embroidery. I believe the net is cotton & silk thread was used for the gorgeous satin stick flower embroidery work Embroidery work may be tambor work as it is worked on both sides of net. Collar is in excellent condition for being more than 100 years old & only one issue was found & it is shown in Pic # 10. This could easily be mended as net ruffle is quite full. This fabulous antique is approximately 32 inches long around the neckline & 12 & 1/2 inches wide at the widest part. Has an exquisite floral pattern, It is lined with a layer of net which has opening as shown in Pic # 11 Opening has snaps, but mystifies me as its use. Would be great to use in restoration work or to put in a lace collection. Color is soft ecru. This is a treasure that is simply elegant. . Color is an soft ecru. Please look at photographs provided, which are part of the items description. I have tried to described item to best of my knowledge & abilities. Please ask questions. Returns are offered only if I have made a gross error in item's description, so read carefully all descriptions. Please note that most of my items are vintage, had a previous life, are usually 75 or more years old and may not be in perfect condition. ... read more