A pretty piece of hand made tape lace from the Victorian, Edwardian era. The lace, more than likely, used as a collar or frontal piece on a dress. Beautifully made, the lace features several rows of straight tape lace. mixed with various needlework filling techniques. A picot edge finishes the scallop design around the bottom. I believe the piece was worn as I have it laid in the photo, as it seems to fit best this way.
Condition is clean. Only a small amount of damage on the two short ends, possibly from removing from a garment.
Length of the collar is 35" long, at the straight edge. Width on either end 2-1/4" wide. Width at the center front, to the point, 3" wide. Length along the scallop edge, 44-1/4"long.
Suitable for costuming, wedding bridal or sewing adaption.