Authentic Edwardian or Victorian high collared mourning shawl with elaborate jet beading design and extravagant fringe. This piece is magnificent. The beading is a complex floral and scroll design all in black jet beads on a black fabric. The fringe is generous at 7.5" in length, also beaded and covers the entire scalloped hem of the shawl. The shawl closes with 4 hook and eye fasteners, all present. The high collar still stands on it's own, though it has the most wear/damage. This item has several issues that I have tried to show in the photos. There are loose and missing beads. There is fabric rot/deterioration in particular on the collar and at the back of the neck where the collar attaches. There are also a few fringe strings missing. Overall the shawl is modestly sturdy with very delicate areas. I wouldn't recommend wearing it or even handling it too much due to it's age and fragile state. This would be a wonderful restoration piece or a precious addition to someone's collection.
After photographing and measuring her I will be putting her back in her box and will not handle her again until she gets shipped to her new home.
Shoulder to shoulder: 12"
Shoulder to hem: 9"
Collar height: 4"
Material: unknown - possibly a lightweight faille, jet beading
Condition: good, missing/loose beads, missing fringe strings, fabric rot/deterioration - all explainable based on the age and usage of the item.
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Please note that all items are vintage and typically pre-owned/used. Normal vintage condition will show minor signs of wear. Any significant damage will be mentioned in the product description.
MINT: No visible flaws. More than likely item was never used.
EXCELLENT: Little visible wear. Lightly worn/used.
VERY GOOD: A few minor visible problems. Normal wear for the age of the item.
GOOD: A few obvious visible flaws. Worn, but in good shape. Item construction is sound and wearable/usable.
FAIR: Well-worn/used with obvious flaws. Some repair required. Used to perfection.
THRASHED: Heavy wear, damaged, deconstructed, etc. Perfect for inspiration, destash craft projects or just because you love that kind of thing.
Local shoppers are welcome to pick up their purchases at our shop during normal hours. No shipping fees will apply. Please contact us prior to purchasing the item so we can remove shipping fees from the listing.
11917 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
* Located in Cleveland's historic Little Italy Neighborhood*