A rare, early fashion accessory for the Enfantine who must have the best, this beautiful shawl is fresh from a Paris attic and is in beautiful condition. We have just returned from a buying trip in Paris and I must say that this little gem is one of my favorite acquisitions because of the craftspersonship that went into creating it. Each line of soutache was hand sewn onto the net lace base with painstaking accuracy; every curve and line produced with delicate needlework and precision. I would estimate that the piece is from the later part of the enfantine era, between 1860-70, and it was made with such great acumen that we believe it was made in Paris and remained there until we discovered it in a box and recognized it for what it is! A spectacular early shawl that could have been used as a collar on a dress or around the shoulders of a beloved doll. I had not seen this style of work before visiting Paris and I am pleased to say that we were able to bring back a couple of these examples, but this shawl stands out as a truly unique and lovely accessory!
Measurements: 16" in length 13" from the points of the square edge to one another 9" from point to corner
Condition: Excellent. The shawl is in very good condition with only some minor age coloring that could probably be taken out by a gentle wash (we can wash it prior to shipment if the new owner so desires,) or it can be left to match the coloring of a 150 year old wardrobe! Structurally the piece is near mint, not one hole in the net lace backing, if you can believe it! Minimal wear to the edges of the tabs in the front, but otherwise perfect. Truly a stellar find!
PLEASE NOTE~ This listing is for the ACCESSORY only, not the doll. The only item you will receive is the shawl.
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