Antiques Textiles

Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815

Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815
Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815

Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815   Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815

SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE Circa 1815. A rare survivor from the Regency period, a superb example of a Spitalfields silk shawl of museum quality.

The fine silk used to create this precious shawl retains its original lustre, it hasnt been washed or laundered in so the shawl has a crisp shimmery quality, its remarkable condition does not reflect its great age and rarity. The shawl has been carefully stored in a small private collection of treasured textiles for many years which has served to preserve its original look and feel. The indigo blue silk has a wonderful iridescent quality which I hope I have captured in my photographs.

The deep and decorative end borders are truly exquisite, an exuberant design almost ecclesiastical in its grandeur featuring stylized flower heads bursting from the silk ground. Rich jewel coloured flowers, Pansies, pale gold Chrysanthemums, vivid. S and dark green oak leaves. Yellow, cerise, indigo, russet, l gold/straw. The shawl has an all around decorative woven border in lemon yellow which forms stripes with the blue ground; beneath it a shadowy damask pattern echoes the floral ends.

The silk fringe is excellent. A superb example, I have photographed two tiny pin holes and the slight rubbing of the silk ends.

In a small area, in certain light there is some minor discolouration spots/foxing in the silk length, (again a very small section) this takes the form of very. Discreet yellowing to the blue silk, this is difficult to spot. The item "Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815" is in sale since Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Other Fabric/Textiles". The seller is "20thcenturyliberation" and is located in cambridgeshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Product: shawl
  • Material: Silk
  • Style/ Origin: Regency
  • Colour: blue

Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815   Rare SPITALFIELDS SILK SHAWL, ANTIQUE REGENCY STOLE SCARF Circa 1815