B656 - SOLD

This is an exquisite antique French embroidered silk shawl dating from the early 1900's. It is very tactile and hangs divinely.

The silk is very fine and is in a sublime shade of antique cream beautifully hand embroidered with a matching cream silk thread. In each of two opposing corners is a  large satin stitch worked area with a Chinoiserie Chrysanthemum and trailing leaf design.

Around the edge of the shawl is a fantastic long, tasselled, frothy silk fringe.

The shawl would be gorgeous to wear but would also look fabulous draped across the back of a sofa or chaise.

It is in excellent condition with a few tiny marks which you would have to search to find.

The shawl measures 140 cm (55 inches) x 130 cm (51.5 inches) without the fringe. The fringe is 50 cm long giving a total size of  240 cm (110 inches) x 230 cm (103 inches).

This is an exquisite shawl to add glamour to an outfit or a room and another divine antique French textile find from La Belle Étoffe.

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