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1880s Victorian Mourning Black Chantilly Lace Mourning Shawl
Breathtaking and very rare late 1880s Victorian mourning shawl crafted from an exquisite Chantilly lace. This shawl is cut in a dramatic, oversized triangular shape, creating elegant tapers to wrap around your arms and a long, pointed back to drape down the back. Just beautiful whether it's paired with Victorian regalia or more modern pieces. These are getting harder and harder to find by the day! Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →width (at widest): 53 inches →length (at longest): 56 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: One size fits most
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. Most notably, there are hand repairs to the lace throughout, as well as some smaller holes -- they shouldn't be wildly apparent when worn, but are definitely noticeable because the lace is so fine and delicate. There's also some wear and loss to the edging, so there's some fraying at the ends -- again, not super noticeable. Lastly, I find this piece to be overall a bit dry. It's not tearing or impossibly delicate, but will require gentle handling. Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made professionally of cotton lace. Dry clean only.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cat Clothiers only accepts returns if a mistake was made in describing the garment, for which we ask you to contact us within 3 days of receiving the garment. Please compare the detailed measurements noted above to one of your garments (not your body measurements; clothing should allow room for movement) that fits you well. Please be aware all monitors display colors differently. Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage/antique, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear, as noted in the description. To learn more, please view our store policies.
SHIPPING: All orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted. Shipping rates are calculated by USPS at checkout and are dependent on the weight of the item(s) you've purchased in addition to packaging.