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NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915
NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915
NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915
NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915

Material:  Metal Wire Bullion
Color:  Bronzy Gold
Size:  Overall Length, including loop hanger ~ apx. 4 - 4.50 inches
         Tassel Length
without loop hanger ~ apx. 2 - 2.50 inches
Origin:  France
Age:  1900 - 1915
Quantity:  107 currently available, Sold Individually

We sourced a wonderful large lot of new old stock antique passementerie tassels.  When acquired the tassels remained tied together in groups of twelve, as can be seen in the images.  They are being sold individually.

These high quality tassels were individually hand made in France over one hundred years ago, during the height of the opulent French Belle Epoque period, which corresponded with the Edwardian era in the United States.  Being handmade there are slight variations between bundles, with some tassels (including loop hanger) measuring apx. 4 inches in overall length, while some measure closer to 4 & ½ inches in length.

Each tassel is constructed of a fine multiple twisted strand metallic thread loop hanger, attached to a bronzy gold metal bullion wire wrapped wood head, with apx. 13 long twisted bullion strands forming the tassel body.

One of the eleven identical bundles in this box of tassels had a tag affixed (we believe the box originally held twelve bundles of a dozen tassels) and unfortunately we overlooked photographing the tag, however it reads:  “
Pon  1 dz.  Poids  66 g.  Made In France”  These are certainly well made, high quality period tassels, and after making a side by side comparison of similar German made tassels from the same era, in our humble opinion the French made examples are quite superior;  please see last close up image for magnified view.

The tassels remain in exceptionally fine unused antique estate condition.  They were obviously well stored, with the only issue of note an occasional minor oxidation speck here or there.  The color of each tassel is a consistent, rich and very sparkly, bronze gold hue, which was difficult to capture digitally.  Old advertisements show three colors of metallic tassels available in the period, gold, silver and bronze, and we believe these are the bronze, which we would describe as a rich bronzy gold.  While the patina may have darkened
slightly over the years, we believe they remain quite close to the original rich bronze color. These are truly unused New Old Stock in the truest sense, with each tassel appearing virtually the same, or very close to the same as we imagine they did when first made and packaged over 100 years ago.

Authentic Victorian and Edwardian metallic trims are becoming harder to find, especially high quality French examples, such as these hand made garniture tassels.  If you collect antique and vintage ribbons and passementerie trims these unused NOS French metallic embellishments are the perfect finishing touch for clothing, millinery, boudoir vanity items, French Fashion & Bebe doll dressing, pillows, soft furnishings, keys, interior design, period restorations and other projects.

Please Note:  tassels are sold individually ~ type the desired number of tassels, from 2 to 107 in the white QUANTITY Box below 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.

NOS New Old Stock, Antique Gold Metal Bullion Wire Tassels, Handmade In France, c. 1900 -1915

$ 14.50

per tassel

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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