Unused Antique Machine Made Bobbin Lace - Over 9 Yards!!!

I acquired this exceptional lace from a dear lady named Marion, 97 years young and the sweetest little gal you'd ever want to meet.  She said it originated from a great aunt who owned a hat shop in Philadelphia the early part of the century.  European laces like these were made on elaborate machines to mimic the various kinds of bobbin laces popular during the latter part of the 1800's.  What once took months to make could be duplicated in minutes making them both economical and extremely popular.  Although these laces could be made in either cotton or linen, this is too soft to be linen and too firm to be cotton so I believe it is probably a mix (called Metis).  Made with a verrrry fine thread, it measures over 9 YARDS in length (roughly 9 yards, 8") and is 1.5" wide.  It is extremely strong and is as perfect now as it was when it was made.  It is clean and pressed and is ready for use.  Oh, so "Victorian" and a prized piece for the collector or costumer. 

Hand laundered and pressed.  Excellent, unused condition  c. 1900 - 20
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