French Hand Colored Fashion Plate Engraving, 1840s, Bonnets, Ladies

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Original antique hand-colored fashion plate engraving from a French ladies magazine, dated 1841. Features beautiful head-to-toe outfits, characteristic of the era. 9 1/4″ x 6″. Rich, saturated colors. The text at the bottom mentions the various boutiques where individual fashion items could be sourced. This 180+ paper item has survived in remarkable condition for the age, showing minimal signs of age or wear. It appears to be lightly trimmed along one or two of the edges.

Perfect decor for your design studio, sewing room, bedroom, inspiration board. Special interest for fashion / costume history enthusiasts.

This is an original fashion plate from an antique publication, it is not a reproduction. The watermark, of course, only appears on the digital image shown here. You are purchasing the original paper engraving.

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Saltwater Notions is an online emporium filled with all sorts of antique and vintage treasures. With a central focus on goods connected to the history of textiles and fashion, the shop is stocked with everything from antique and vintage lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods, to antique clothing, accessories, linens, and jewelry. 19th century and early 20th century fashion magazines, historical needlework books, catalogs, illustrations, and other antiquarian ephemera are also among the shop’s specialties. Elena is a textile artist who fell in love with history.

Saltwater Notions

Online emporium of antique and vintage treasures including lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods.

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