Diane Thalmann Antique Textiles
Web site: https://www.antiquetextiles.co/
Code: SKU 1931
This is a very rare and interesting long stole from France or England dating to 1795 - 1800
It is of the finest silk guaze in a pretty shade of pale cream with the slightest tendancy towards a pink hue - depending on the light.
The stole is all hand worked. The dots all over are also hand embroidered, and each one has a minimal difference in size. This is very slight but indicates hand working.
There are bands of lustrous silk to each end and down the sides and there is a knotted silk fringe each end.
It is very rare to find such an early stole in such good condition- One wonders how it survived.
Attached is also a fashion print from the late 18th century showing an almost identical stole.
The condition is excellent for the age with just minimal flaws which do not detract or show.
Measurements: Length 104" (without fringe) width 21" Fringe 3"