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3d ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Lame Ribbon ~ 3+ Yards
3d ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Lame Ribbon ~ 3+ Yards
3d ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Lame Ribbon ~ 3+ Yards

Material:  Gold Metal Metallic Lame, (cotton?) weft
Origin:  France
Age:  1900 - 1920s
Type:  Double Sided
Color: Rich gold
Size:  Length ~  110 inches = 3 yard & 2 inches = 3.05 yards
         Width ~ 1 & ½ inches = 1.50 inches
Quantity:  1 continuous length

A divine antique / vintage metallic gold lame French ribbon dating to the later 19th century Victorian, or early 20th century Belle Epoque / Edwardian / Art Deco era.

This long unused length of passementerie ribbon is finely woven and very slightly sheer, with wonderful luster and sheen.  It is double sided, so appears very similar on both the front and back (the reverse is just the barest hint more yellow gold in color than the front) making it very versatile.  High metal thread content, mixed with what appears to be a fine cotton weft, gives the ribbon good body, yet it is so finely woven that it is quite supple and pliable, making it easy to gather, but may kink somewhat with a sharp fold.  Perfect for ribbonwork flowers or other projects requiring authentic period trims.

This is very high quality ribbon, tightly woven of very fine gold metal stock, with nicely finished, smooth edges running the length; unfinished on the two short cut sides, with some expected minor fraying.  The color was extremely difficult to capture accurately, and on our monitors at least, appears best depicted in the third image.

The ribbon is in extremely nice unused antique/vintage estate condition, with very consistent rich gold color and luster, free of fading, stains, spots, or discoloration, and only two small picks in the very fine mesh;  see one lower edge of carded ribbon in middle photo.  A gentle tug and pull test confirms the ribbon remains quite strong and sturdy.  We see no weak areas or other signs of textile distress.  This ribbon trim does not appear to have oxidized in color, or tarnished, as many antique gold metallic textiles do, rather we believe it appears very much as it did when made, 100 or so years ago.

A divine confection of antique metallic lame ribbon, just over three yards in length;  perfect for clothing, millinery, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing, furnishings, pillows, interior design, period restorations and other projects, dressmakers, milliners, designers, etc.

We have more antique and vintage metallic ribbons, lace, trims and passementerie available on our web site in the Sewing & Notions & Fabric Category.

3d ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Lame Ribbon ~ 3+ Yards

$ 69.00

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