Brussels Point de Gaze Point de Gaze laces were among the finest and most expensive of 19th century products, and most were made in Belgium -- with the most exquisite said to have come from Brussels. Small inserts of this needle lace, called Rose Point, were frequently combined with Brussels Duchesse bobbin laces.
Circa late 1800's, a beautiful Italian Bobbin lace banquet tablecloth. The design is quite extravagant with swirling and undulating vines and flowers surrounding the central vignette. Two eagles with crowns are then surrounded by birds in flight, rabbit or hares, peacocks, and dogs. There are appr. over sixty animals worked into this cloth. A stunning tablecloth with a wonderful design!