1860s Huge Chantilly Lace Black Shawl
This is a stunning an literally huge antique Chantilly lace shawl that is absolutely exquisite. It measures a full 11 feet x 44 inches ( just over 3 feet) and literally weighs a few ounces despite it immense size. Chantilly lace originated and was created in France and is renowned for its fine delicate weave, outlining of the patterns within it and the very elaborateness of those pattern. Lace is having a huge comeback these days and it would be impossible to find lace of this level and workmanship anymore. This is an extraordinary example of the beauty of Chantilly lace and is equally remarkable for the sheer size of this piece.
The condition is at first appearance excellent but closer inspection did uncover some small breaks and a couple of 4" repairs that were well done but are there upon close inspection - you literally have to lie it flat and go over it to notice! I lowered my price quite a bit on this to accommodate for these small flaws and none of the breaks are so large as to detract or take away from this extraordinary textile and in my opinion the old and well done repairs only add to the immense beauty of this shawl!
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This item is in sound, as found condition
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