1870s Victorian Mourning Black Chantilly Lace Shawl
Rare and witchy 1870s antique Victorian mourning black Chantilly lace shawl in an extravagant full-size triangle cut. These are getting harder and harder to find, and though this piece is far from perfect, I'm delighted to offer another one of these beautiful shawls for sale -- they're truly one of my favorite antique pieces. Unlined, sheer. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat) →length: 60 inches at longest →width: 55 inches at widest
CONDITION: Good, as-is antique condition, lightly wearable with care and great for display. →Overall, the lace is quite dry, particularly at the ends, making repairs very difficult as the individual fibers are often too weak to hold stitches. →There's a very poorly done repair to a horizontal tear at one end; see photo. The lace is too delicate for me to un-pick this and re-do it, unfortunately. →There are holes and breaks throughout; they're mostly a penny-size or smaller, but there's a few larger ones near the edges. As you can see in the photos, they're not terribly evident when worn.
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 content labels. Appears to be made of silk and cotton. Very, very light steam if needed without placing steamer nozzle directly to fabric.
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