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2 Gossamer Vintage Square Scarves 1 Hand Painted

2 Gossamer Vintage Square Scarves 1 Hand Painted

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Nostalgia: Fashion: Accessories: Pre 1990: Item # 559576
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We're presenting these as a duo, since both are sure to suit the taste of ladies who like their scarves sheer and extremely artistic. Each features as its background a drift of transparent cloud-gray organza that's light as a breeze. In one case, the reverse is tagged silk and we believe them both to be.

The older scarf, most likely dating from the 1950s or earlier, is decorated by hand with a lavish but subtly colored bouquet of violets and lilacs at each corner. Signed Hope, it measures 21.5 inches square, has a delicate machined edge and will look gorgeous over gray or any color that appears in the pattern, including various hues of purple, blue, rose and green.

The other, tagged silk, was produced in the Orient for the Margarita line's cocktail collection. With an exotic pattern of stylized chrysanthemums in dark gold, taupe and gray, it measures 22 inches square and has beautifully rolled edges hemmed by hand. Probable dating for this would be circa 1980, but it has a Late Deco/Retro look.

Both scarves are in lovely condition. On the older one, high magnification reveals a few itsy-bitsy specks which dry-cleaning should remove, but are hardly worth mentioning. Both reached us from the considerable collection of a vintage clothes hound who's downsizing. She wore them with the Anne Fogarty gray wool sheath dress we recently listed.

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