Cullompton Antiques 

 
Total : 8

 

Beautiful and well preserved Canton Shawl, black silk back ground embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Size 54" x54" plus 24" crocheted edge with long silk tassels. There are no holes or tears and the colours are bright and clear with no fading. This came from a home near a large sea port so was probably brought home from Manilla where it was made by Cantonese workers, sewing both sides on a frame with the needle being passed through from one embroiderer to another. The shawls were made for both the English and Spanish market. Sold in Liberty's of London they graced many a society piano, where as in Spain they were worn by ladies, some times sitting sidesaddle behind their men, on horseback. The longer tasseled edges were made so that there was more "swing" when worn. To be worn the shawl is folded triangularly. There is a lovely weight to this shawl which just oozes quality. A fabulous item for collecting, wearing or decorating.

Price £450.00    €505.98    $600.75

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Embroidered Silk Canton Shawl Exotic Birds Flowers
Framed and glazed panel of Swedish embroidery, size 52" x 23" including frame which is 1" wide. This beautifully subtle embroidery is worked in soft wools and silks, each, flower, leaf, bud, petal or stem is shaded and verrigated with enormous delicacy. Some of the flowers and buds are raised work (padded) and the fine tendrils are worked in chain stitch and back stitch. The majority of the work is long stitch.The pattern of the panel is reminiscent of The Tree of Life, Swedish embroiderers were inspired in the mid 19th by William Morris and started to produce work based on traditional patterns. This panel has been embroidered by a lady named on the back as Johanna Karolina Nennes F Sellman born 1828 and died 1909, this means that it could be any thing from 160 to 120 years old. At this moment the positioning of the hanging strings mean that it hangs vertically but personally I would prefer to see it hung horizontally. It would be very attractive placed above a bed head, for instance. Left in original frame to preserve authenticity of labeling and so purchaser can choose if change is required.

Price £225.00    €252.99    $300.38

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Embroidered Floral Panel Mid C19th Wools & Silk
This is a unique and totally original Edwardian era Opera Cape.The main body is devore velvet, the cut out pattern having a silvery, sparkly effect which depicts exotic Eastern classical patterns of peacock feathers and boteh of varying sizes. The devore square measures 38" x 30" deep, the full square with silk velvet edging measures 50" x 36" deep. The bias cut "hem" is 17" deep. The inside is lined with silky black velvet with a 2 1/4" insert on three sides of gold lame. Self covered buttons fit into velvet loops to form the "sleeves" to the cape. From each arm hangs a heavy gold tassel each measuring 13" in total length. This is the most simplistic of designs but makes up into such an exquisitely elegant item of vintage clothing. The condition is extremely good, no signs of wear at the collar or edges. The cape is of French origin.

Price £950.00    €1068.18    $1268.25

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Exotic Edwardian Black Velvet Opera Cape
This printed shawl is in the most brilliant condition, clear, clean and crisp still, ideal for decorating, wearing or re-enactment. The main body is decorated with "floating botehs" in reds and greens, the ends have elegant elongated botehs and the edges stylised floral patterns. Size: 128" x 66". These shawls were worn over the extravagantly wide skirts of the time.

128" x 66"

Price £160    €179.90    $213.60

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Allover Printed C19th Cotton Paisley Shawl
We just couldn't resist these fantastic huge, very definitely shabby, and somewhat distressed tassels in golden silk. From 'top to toe', including rope, each measures 43 inches with the tassel itself being 21 inches. Traditionally made with wooden bodies covered in fine silk and braid they are showing their age with loss and fraying to mainly the fine silk but still have an enormous presence. The price is for all eight shown in photos plus two more which are complete but have separated bodies that could be carefully reconstituted if desired or utilised as 'spares'. Their applications are legion and their ability to enhance the right kind of setting enormous.........

Price £195    €219.26    $260.33

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Huge 19th C Tassels fabulous faded opulence
Square shawl, 97cms x 97 cms, aprox 1860. Very pretty small French shawl covered in botehs, both large and small and also leaf designs. Maroon, teal, green, orange, black and white, all the colours shown in the intricately woven tasselled borders. There are thin patches on this shawl but in all cases there are still either warp or weft threads left. A very pretty piece for decorating/framing/hanging.

97 cms x 97cms

Price £55.00    €61.84    $73.43

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Paisley Shawl
Late 19th Century/early 20th century Petit Point (tent stitch) floral purse, with intricate metalwork frame and lapis clasp and decoration. This is a charming and intricate hand worked pattern of many stitches, (this stitch being a tiny diagonal stitch)the flowers blending into one another in very atmospheric manner. There are little flowers all along the frame and each link of the chain is ridged. The blue lapis stones add a distinctive finishing touch. Sadly, the interior of the purse, which is corded silk, has deteriorated badly.

Price £55.00    €61.84    $73.43

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Antique Petit Point Purse with Chain & Lapiz Clasp
A pair of floss silk embroidered pictures, Oriental views, with Mount Fuji in the back ground. Both embroideries are worked in long stitch and each tree has its trunk and branches subtly coloured to show true perspective, the paths and drive ways wind off into the distance, the foregrounds framed with either branches or blossom. One picture would seem to epitomise Autumn and the other Spring/summer, using colours russets greens and pinks in all shades. Both pictures are in their original frames, dating most probably from the 1920s. Size, exterior of frame 16" x 8 1/4".

Price £125.00    €140.55    $166.88

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Pair Floss Silk Embroidered Oriental Views