Epaulet Victorian Beaded Medallion, Vintage Beadwork,

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I saved this bead medallion from it's certain demise about 20 years ago. I have held onto it for all this time because I know it has some history and I am a keeper of such snippets of history.

I believe the piece could have been a from "haute couture" piece of women's clothing Every bit of this beauty is hand beaded and stitched. I have to imagine that it might have been part of a pair of epaulets. The hand work on the back is attached to black netting. and the bugle beads are built up and sewn around a "berm" of some sort of fabric.

*There are 3 Black glass faceted baubles that have 2 offset holes with some type of fabric through the middle to attach the drop tassel beads. There are 2 faceted black glass(hollow) dome beads at the top, with 2 circle rows of bugle beads (3 rows on each), Both inside the circle and outside the medallion are tiny black glass beads for a nice finish. See photos

*It measures 4 1/2" in diameter and the tassels drop 6 1/2". Tip to tail it is 10 1/2". I do have extra beads that probably fell off the left hand side.

This medallion is fragile and could use a cleaning, definitely worth the time to repair it to it's former beauty. There are some loose threads that I chose not to cut for fear of unraveling.

I am asking $30 for this exquisite medallion. Obviously One of a Kind!

This piece was very difficult to describe. Please convo me with any questions

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Payment is due at the time of purchase, obviously, after the payment clears, I will ship via USPS within 3 days. For larger or bulky items, I can ship UPS.

I will happily upgrade any shipment with tracking, insurance or confirmations standard USPS prices apply. Once your item is in the hands of the USPS, I am no longer responsible.

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I can hold an item for you for 7 days if you are working out payment issues. If the item is not paid on the 8th day, I will repost the item.

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns? of Course! I fully hope that you are satisfied with how I represent my items in my shop, however should you find the item not to your liking, I am sure we can amicably resolve a solution that satisfies both of us.

I am not responsible for the USPS and any damages or loss incurred by them. I can add insurance if you would like your items covered.

Additional policies

I am always open to custom orders. I will also wholesale my custom pieces to compliment your store or vision. (Minimums apply) Most everything that I make is vintage and One of a Kind. No Cookie Cutter item, unless we agree on a particular design in advance and supplies are available. We can discuss possibilities.

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