Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons

Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons
Through the years of the Victorian, Edwardian into the 1920's, Art Deco period,gorgeous laces, trims, add ons ~ just pretties, were produced,  Both by hand and machine for the embellishment of clothing, millinery and even household items.  The beautiful hand made textile pieces, as well as many machine made, can be now, one of a kind decorative ornamentation. Inspired in a new way,...

Civil War Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates

Civil War Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates
Here is a wonderful original Civil War era collapsible  wire skirt or dress hoop. The wires are covered, although overtime some wires are now exposed.  Buckle on the waist band to adjust the fit. Also on the waistband is stamped the word "Zephr (name of company or style of hoop? - I think the latter). Also stamped on the waist band are three pat'd dates although very difficult to rea...

Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns

Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns
A fantastic gorgeous Civil War era - to later Victorian white Chantilly lace shawl. The shawl is in an all over flora in large flowers and fern pattern punctuated with smaller sprays of flowers. A pleasing design showing off the scallop border on   the triangle shape of the edge.  . Length of the shawl from center back, to the point is 54" long. 112" at the longest side of the t...