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Antique French Finest Chantilly Black Silk Shawl

Antique French Finest Chantilly Black Silk Shawl
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Absolutely stunning and rare to find in this condition, this gorgeous Antique French Chantilly Shawl is delicate, romantic and oh so feminine.  Whisper fine with the lush and lavish floral design elements that hand made Chantilly lace is so beloved for.  Lovely Floral design elements, with scrolling details along the edges. The clothwork toile is nearly translucent and almost floats on the ground mesh.  Purchased from the excellent estate of a French lace collector, this is glorious to add to your collection, to wear, or simply to display with pride in your boudoir.  

Chantilly was greatly esteemed by French ladies of rank and fashion and is mentioned over and over again in Royal accounts and inventories. Made of finest grenadine silk, {silk that is not shiny}, the ground is fine Alençon-type réseau {netting} with outlined floral motifs. In excellent overall antique condition, with a few small pulls to the ground, this is extremely wearable, will add a touch of elegance to any LBD.  Measures 111" x 30" wide.

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