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Irish crochet bolero c.1905



#2842 $985

Irish crochet mixed lace bolero, c.1905

Our heirloom-quality Irish crochet bolero would make an exquisite wedding accessory. If you cannot find the perfect antique lace wedding dress for a modern figure—in wearable condition and affordable—then you can pair this lacy cover-up with a plain strapless dress for a stunning ensemble.

You will have the romantic appeal of genuine antique Irish crochet on your special day. Later, you can wear the bolero with other stylish outfits.

Three-dimensional raised work, the distinguishing element of Irish crochet lace, accounts for its enduring romantic appeal. We never tire of the bold floral compositions that can be easily viewed from a distance, e.g., when you walk down the aisle.

The exquisite design combines large floral motifs with bands of small raised roses and hand-embroidered tulle inserts. The bolero closes in front with a concealed hook. I love the three-dimensional floral rosettes with drops at the front closure and at the center-back.

The variety and piquant charm of the schematic floral motifs is truly memorable.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

The condition is excellent and wearable.

It measures: 40" bust; 9" center-back length, excluding the crochet drops; and 21" from shoulder to front points, excluding the crochet drops.

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