preview | silk piano scarf

Recently we nabbed a huge lot of clothing items ranging in time period from the 1860s – 1970s. We had a glorious time sorting through it all together, and as we did so we shot some preview photos of a few of our favorite items. Today I’m sharing a few shots of an incredibly beautiful embroidered silk piano shawl.

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Piano shawls were very popular during the latter part of the 19th century up through the 1920s, serving both a practical purpose [protecting the surface of a grand piano from nicks and scratches] and an ornamental purpose. 

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You’ll see this shawl in the shop soon — and more preview photos from the haul will be posted here on the blog as well. :]

Have a wonderful day, friends.

– Ellen [Charlie]

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