Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

November 3, 2011 by
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Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

The title of this book embodies the authors attitude toward the collection that she presents, using vivid photographs to guide the reader through centuries of lacemaking and embroidery. The author has traveled throughout Europe carefully researching the origin and history of the pieces presented. Information is separated into eight chapters: Lace Trim, Bridal Hankies, Fashion, Society Embroidery, Appenzell-work, Bed Linens, Table Linens, and Miscellaneous Lace and/or Embroidered Pieces. Each cha

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Tribal Rugs: A Buyer’s Guide

The distinctive rugs still made by many peoples of tribal origin in Asia, the Americas and North Africa have become widely sought after for their decorative and fuctional role in enlivening today’s interiors. This comprehensive guide contains independent advice for the buyer. It explains what tribal rugs are, and exactly how they are made, discussing how weaving techniques, tools and material affect their character and quality. It offers advice on how to buy a rug from choosing the right one to

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5 Comments on Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

  1. Gerry Nichol on Thu, 3rd Nov 2011 12:52 pm
    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Graced by Lace, March 22, 2001
    By 
    Gerry Nichol (New York, NY United States) –

    This review is from: Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

    This book is the most beautiful and informative book I have ever seen on the subject on antique lace. I am a second generation antique textile collector, and this book is truly the best I have ever seen on antique linens and lace.

    It is the perfect gift for both the expert and the novice.

    Gerry Nichol President – Decorative Textiles

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  2. Kimberly Berry on Thu, 3rd Nov 2011 1:49 pm
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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    Graced By Lace, a treasure for generations, September 19, 2009
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    Kimberly Berry (El Cajon, CA) –
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    This review is from: Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

    I inherited my love of antique textiles/laces from my mother for whom I bought Graced By Lace as a Mothers’ Day gift. It is the epitome of reference in every aspect of antique textiles as well as providing many hours’ enjoyment browsing the wonderful pictures. This is definitely a fabulous buy!

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  3. Gayle P. Gorskey "linen crazy" on Thu, 3rd Nov 2011 2:16 pm
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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    Graced by Lace, November 24, 2008
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    Gayle P. Gorskey “linen crazy” (Stroudsburg, Pa USA) –
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    This review is from: Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

    This is a lovely book about antique linen and lace and very informative.
    Photos are excellent, information a real asset.

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  4. Alejandra Vernon "artist & illustrator" on Thu, 3rd Nov 2011 2:48 pm
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    an excellent primer, but…, November 20, 2001
    By 
    Alejandra Vernon “artist & illustrator” (Long Beach, California) –
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    This review is from: Tribal Rugs: A Buyer’s Guide (Paperback)

    …I disagree with the author saying that “every rug needs a degree of breathing space”. I realize that is a Westernized viewpoint, and tastes vary…but these beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art were originaly intended to cover a tent floor…to the point of overlapping at times ! My preference is to see them in close proximity to each other, a glorious mosaic of rich color and design.
    I also disagree with the statement that the rug has to “match its surroundings”, which is like buying a painting to match the sofa. To my way of thinking, a piece of art, whether a painting or rug, should give one an uplifting thrill, not “match” something.

    The first 4 chapters are on everything from detailed descriptions of how rugs are made, where to buy them, their care and repair, and the ethnic groups worldwide that make them.
    This is followed by brilliantly colored illustrations of 44 rugs and 3 bags, from the marvelous Belouch animal design that graces the cover to a Navaho pictorial flatweave.

    Chapter 5 is about the designs, and how to identify them. Chapter 6 is on the regions (maps are included). 7 and 8 are on the tribal groups, from those in Adraskand, to the Yurks, and describes the patterns, colors, and quality produced by each group.

    So though I don’t agree with the decorating ideas, it’s 5 stars for the research and remarkable detail that has been put into this volume. It’s an excellent primer, as well as a good reference book.

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  5. Anonymous on Thu, 3rd Nov 2011 3:18 pm
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
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    However little you know you’ll snap up better buys!, October 7, 1999
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Tribal Rugs: A Buyer’s Guide (Paperback)

    If you wouldn’t know a Kilim if it bit you in the leg, you’ll soon be able to do a lot more than just bluff your way in the world of rugs! This book takes you through it all quite painlessly!

    Beautifully illustrated with full colour pictures of rugs from all around the world, it is a pleasure to leaf through as much as to read for its detailed information on what makes these wonderful rugs what they are.

    Maps, texts and illustrations take you through the cultural and practical aspects of rug design and manufacture. For the professional dealer or the enthusiastic amateur like me, this is an indispensable book! Anyone who has read it will know how much better equipped they are to snap up the best buys with confidence.

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