C.1900 FRENCH Ribbonwork FLoral Applique - Cream & Lavender Silk Rayon with Green Leaves
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AGE: C.1900 or so
BACKGROUND: I came into a very large collection of vintage and "close to antique" French ribbon rose appliques - embellishments - ribbonwork that needed only a stitch of two to make complete.
ITEM: From France, here's a lovely ribbon work applique done in the Edwardian era. Comprising 2 florals of cream silk rayon with lavender/purple centers, the piece also features 2 smaller cream florals and a 2 leaves of green ombre. Entirely hand sewn to crinoline so the piece can be used on clothing however, if the item of clothing is cleaned, the floral must be removed before washing - it's much too delicate to go through a cleaning.
CONDITION: As you can see in the close-ups, the wire, as well as the string of the ribbon at the center of the florals has come undone. This is due to just plain old age and, to me, only heightens the beauty of the piece.
SIZE: 2-1/2" x 1-3/8" approx.
FINAL COMMENTS: Use to embellish any treasure you wish.
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