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Steven-R, Retired Major, US Army
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Hi Steven, Ive got some old paisley shawls I wonder if you

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Hi Steven, I've got some old paisley shawls I wonder if you know about. I know some sell for $$$ and others not so much. Photos 1-3 are a 67" square. Photos 4-7 are of a 77" square. and photos 8-11 is 124" x 61". Thanks so much, Sue ps. did you get the question from yesterday about the blue and white lamp?
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Good day, again! I have no clue why I am not seeing your posts! Luckily the moderators are telling me, but I will contact Customer Service to see what the issue is...my apologies.

 

All three shawls appear to be original but no earlier than the late Victorian era, honestly. The oldest is likely the one with the black central rectangle, which could date to around 1870. The others are 1890-1930 era.

 

The paisley design has been influenced by many cultures, but originally came to the west as a result of the trade in cashmere goods from the Valley of Kashmir, down to India, and from there to central Europe. Honestly, all of yours except the first one in your images, look European...the first one appears to be from India. Weavers in India and Europe both faced challenges with the changing fashions in the 1870s and 1880s. Paisley shawls did not fit over bustles as easily as hoopskirts and were no longer a strong fashion trend by the 1890s. Earlier forms tend to be more rectangular than square, but not always.

 

At present, the range on all three would be from $75 to $150 each with the exception of the one with the inner black rectangle, which should be $95-175. The market on these has gone down a great deal in just the past 5-6 years, as have most fine textiles. Early types, pre-1860 era, will still command $300-700 but I don't think yours are that old, sorry!

 

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Steven-R, Retired Major, US Army
Category: Appraisals
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Experience: As an Army officer I traveled the world and developed a love of antiques and collectibles, using one career to start another.
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