Antique Victorian Black Silk Piano Shawl with floral embroidery and very long fringe.
This beautiful Antique black silk piano shawl is circular and has an extremely long black fringe. Making it doubly useful..both as a stunning evening shawl and a unique cover for a round table..see pics 5 and 6.
Fashioned from a good strong black silk shantung it is beautifully decorated with multi colored embroidered flowers in shades of scarlet, rose, light pink, mauve, green, salmon and yellow..so will go well with any color outfit.
The embroidery is on only half of the shawl as it was designed to be folded in half for draping over the end of a piano and later became ideal for wearing, both for its half circle shape and for added warmth.
The extra long fringe measures 22" in length and has no missing sections or tangles.
In all a simply stunning accessory from the later part of the 19th century..c1890. It has not been dry cleaned.
Measuring 45" across it would make a terrific statement piece. With the addition of the 22" fringe it would almost touch the floor and would look stunning over an evening gown. Or, is a good size to drape across a fairly large round table if that is your preference.
Either way it is in good Antique condition.
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