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Diane Thalmann

ENGLISH & FRENCH ANTIQUE TEXTILES

   

AN INTERESTING LARGE YELLOW SILK SHAWL WITH PRICE OF WALES FEATHERS EMBROIDERY. ENGLISH ca.1811

This large shawl is of changeable yellow silk, with a bright yellow reverse and a primrose yellow contrast.

It has a large hand embroidery in one corner of the Price of Wales Feathers, which was and still is the emblem of the eldest son of a monarch. In this case the embroidery relates most definitely to the Prince Regent who gave his "name" to the Regency period and style. To celebrate his accession to this state in 1811 this emblem appeared in many forms and I feel sure, this embroidery was worked on a plain shawl just for this purpose. In any event it is beautifully worked in one corner in silk thread and with great precision. There is a fringe to two sides.

The condition is good for the age. It is basically strong and very fluid. There are marks of use and a couple of openings to the silk. There is some fraying to the un-fringed edges.

This is an unusual collectors` shawl, not for wearing. Or it could be used for decoration. It has presence, for all it's few signs of use.

Measurements: 58" x 64"

Price: SOLD

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