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SEWING, NOTIONS, FABRIC, TRIMS > RIBBONS, TRIMS & EMBELLISHMENTS > PAGE 3

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

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Material:  Gold Metal Metallic Lame
Origin:  France
Age:  1900 - 1920s
Type:  Double Sided
Color: Rich old mellow gold
Size:  Length ~  112 inches = 3 yards & 4 inches = 3.11 yards
         Width ~ 1 & 1/2 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 earlier 20th century Belle Epoque / Edwardian / Art Deco era.

This long unused length of passementerie ribbon is finely woven, with wonderful luster and sheen.  We would classify this as a double sided ribbon, as the front and back appear very similar (the reverse is just the barest hint lighter gold in color and possibly a tiny bit less metallic than the front) making this a very versatile trim. High metal thread content gives the ribbon good body and weight, yet it is finely woven, so is quite supple and pliable making it easy to gather, but will likely kink with a sharp fold. Perfect for ribbonwork flowers or other projects requiring authentic period trims.

This is high quality, tightly woven, substantial ribbon we will call medium / heavy weight, made of very fine gold metal stock, with nicely finished, smooth edges running the length; unfinished on the two short cut sides, with some expected even minor fraying.

The color, a rich, mellow, old gold, was extremely difficult to capture accurately, and on our monitors at least, appears best depicted in the second image.  Happily, 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; rich, mellow and divine.

The ribbon is in extremely nice unused antique/vintage estate condition, with very consistent rich gold color and superb luster, free of fading, stains, spots, or discoloration, and only one tiny pin hole in the very fine mesh, otherwise excellent.  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.

A divine confection of antique metallic lame ribbon, 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.

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

$ 78.00

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3e ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Lame Ribbon

3e ~ Fine Antique French Metallic Ribbon