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HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s

Material:  Metal Wire Bullion
Color:  Silver
Size:  Overall Length, including loop hanger ~ apx. 18.50 inches
         Tassel Length
without loop hanger ~ apx. 17 inches
         Width of widest part of cone, at base ~ apx. 2 .50 inches
Origin:  France
Age:  1860 - 1880s
Quantity:  2 Available, Sold Individually

These high quality antique Victorian era tassels were individually hand made in 19th century France, approximately one hundred thirty five (plus) years ago, during the reign of Napoleon III, or very shortly thereafter.  Two are available and they are being sold individually, however, rather sentimentally we know, our hope is they be purchased together, as it seems almost sacrilegious to separate the pair after more than a century of being together.

These divine passementerie garnitures were acquired directly from an affluent estate in western France.  They are quite long, rather slender and exceedingly elegant.  Due to the exceptionally large size, incredibly elaborate design, extremely high quality materials and superb construction, we believe it likely they were originally intended for ecclesiastical purposes.  This same estate did, in fact, included other religious treasures.

Each tassel is constructed of a multiple twisted strand silver metal wire fine cord loop hanger, attached to a silver metallic bullion wire wrapped round wood head, followed by a cone shaped wood body elaborately covered and decorated in silver metallic bullion wire cording, from which hang apx. 46 long twisted bullion strands.  The top and bottom of each cone is further adorned with a fancy looped and gathered silver bullion wire embellishment.

The tassels remain in exceptionally fine unused antique estate condition. They were obviously well stored and well cared for.  They remain structurally perfectly sound.  Aesthetically, we noted some errant threads here and there, a few tiny kinks to a few bullion strands, and a slight, subtle patina acquired near the bottom of some of the long strands;  these three minor issues are the only signs of age acquired from 100 + years of storage.  In summary, each tassel likely appears very close to the same as I imagine they did when first handmade and packaged over 135 years ago.  The color of each tassel is rich and very sparkly, which was difficult to capture digitally, but please examine images above closely for detailed, magnified views.

Authentic Victorian and Edwardian metallic and bullion trims are becoming harder to find, especially high quality French examples such as these outstanding hand made garniture tassels, which are an extremely rare find and not something frequently encountered today.  If you collect antique and vintage ribbons and passementerie trims, or are an interior decorator / designer, these unused NOS French metallic embellishments are perfect for soft furnishings, drapery tie backs, lighting, interior design, period restorations and other projects.

Please Note:  tassels are sold individually ~ if you desire to purchase just one tassel simply click the ADD TO CART button below, however if you wish to purchase both tassels, please change the number in the white QUANTITY box below from 1 to 2 and then click the ADD TO CART Button.  The appropriate total for your selected number of tassels will be calculated and shown on the resulting Invoice.

HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s

$ 259.00

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HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
HUGE 17 inch Pair NOS New Old Stock, Antique 19th Century Silver Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1860 - 1880s
NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915

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