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French Antique Handmade lace. 18th Century Alençon Needle Lace. Rare French 18th C lace Point dAleçon This border of Alençon lace is all that is left of an 18th century silk and mother-of-pearl fan. The hand painted silk fabric s crumbling but the linen lace is in near perfect condition! Extraordinary! This lace is true Alençon lace- considered to be the most beautiful (and the most labour intensive!) of all French laces. Ive been doing research and according to Dentelles de France by M. Fou...