Beautiful airy and romantic hand done probably French Chantilly mourning shawl dating to the mid 19thc. Lavish floral design elements thru out with pt de esprit. The work is fine and translucent as you would expect with good Chantilly.
Overall excellent with one or two small areas where the Pt de Recrocc connecting stitch is out and also a couple pindot breaks to ground, barely noticable. Measures 104" along top edge and 56" from top edge to point.
Out of nice high quality small collection of early shawls that I will be listing this week and next including one possible Liberty shawl. KEEP IN MIND ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE ITEMS DO NOT HAVE SIZE/FABRIC CONTENT LABELS. CONDITION DESCRIPTION IN ALL LISTINGS.PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BECAUSE ALL SALES ARE FINAL! The item "1860 BEAUTIFUL HAND DONE FRENCH CHANTILLY MOURNING SHAWL FINE AND AIRY" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Other Antique Lace & Crochet". The seller is "heartnsoul1" and is located in Hollis, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.