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Viva Vintage Clothing

Antebellum Civil War black Chantilly lace shawl

$275.00

Antebellum Civil War black Chantilly lace shawl

$275.00
Item #:
E36
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Product Description

Size: fits most
Length horizontally from end to end: 102”
Length from top edge to end of back point: 53”
Label: none

This antebellum or Civil War era Chantilly lace shawl in intricate floral-patterned black lace could also be described as a Victorian lace mantilla or wrap. Designed to drape over the wide, full hoop skirts of the era (circa 1850s or 1860s to 1870s), the triangular shawl is quite long from the scalloped front to the point at the center back. Although originally made by hand, machine-made Chantilly lace began to be available after 1844. Machine-made it may be, but the shawl is strikingly beautiful and wonderfully detailed, as well! The lace pattern follows the shape of the shawl, with a large, central floral motif, surrounded by smaller floral sprays and incredibly detailed, scalloped designs along the edges. The lace is excellent condition--amazing for its age!--with no issues to note. We have shown it as originally worn, and also folded over along its top edge for a more modern interpretation. Perfect for Civil War or Victorian re-enactment, this lovely lace shawl could also be worn as an evening wrap, or displayed and enjoyed!

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