Handmade French Victorian Crocheted Textile Fragment with Metallic Thread and Silk Embroidery (Ref: A-4893/A Box 6)
Measurement: Fragment is approx. 18 inches by 16 inches...listing is for the piece shown in the photos (See Condition Statement Below)
Seller's Comment: .....dating this piece to the late 1800s, but I'm sure that it is earlier....many textiles that I run across truly leave me at a loss for words......this is one of them....repurposed from a large hand crocheted textile piece that looks to be crocheted from linen thread. The edges of the piece were surrounded by an utterly gorgeous crocheted edging with aged linen fringe tassels that are wrapped in metallic thread, that piece is offered in another listing. This fragment was salvaged from the inner surface of this textile, with gorgeous embroidered flower appliques, some done in strictly metallic thread (see pictures 3 and 4), some done in a mix of silk embroidered threads and metallic threads (see picture 2). The crocheted backdrop also has metallic thread embroidery...pure goodness. There is a metallic woven trim that is embedded within this fragment. There is wear to the silk embroidered appliques, understandable due to it's age, an example would be photo #5, where the silk portion is completely worn away.... but it doesn't seem to take away from the beauty of the piece or the applique. The appliques can be lifted from the piece if you have the patience of a saint, the time, and the good eyes, to undo the tiny, tiny stitching............Search on "Eileen Sturm" to access all of my lovely Etsy shops or for my antique textile shops visit www.Etsy.com/shop/AnniesAntiques and www.Etsy.com/shop/MetallicTrimEmporium and www.Etsy.com/shop/AnniesLaceShop for combined shipping!
Condition - Good Used Antique Condition, ....this piece is very old.........There is wear to some of the silk embroidered appliques, understandable due to it's age, an example would be photo #5, where the silk portion is completely worn away.... but it doesn't seem to take away from the beauty of the piece or the applique. a few breaks in the intricate lace, raw edges on 3 sides.....metallic embroidery and trim has a dark patina, very gothic steampunk....
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International Buyers: 1. All international packaging will be limited to $100 per order. If you want to purchase more than $100 at one time, please use our Reserve/Hold Option. As soon as the first package of your order is sent and received, the next $100 of merchandise will be sent, and so on. 2. International Shipping - Expedited - if for some reason your package does not arrive within the designated timeframe, a refund will not be issued until all avenues of tracing the package are exhausted, which could take 8 to 10 weeks. 3. Only direct payment through charge card or paypal is accepted on international orders. No cash and no money orders. thank you!
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