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Victorian Sara Mayer A. Morhange & Cie 1880s Beaded Shawl From France


The gowns and wraps from Sarah Mayer A. Morhange were imported to many notable American stores such as John Wanamaker. The firm, one of Paris's twenty premier couture houses at the beginning of the twentieth century, exhibited at the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 and the Exposition Universelle of Paris in 1900. The designer had a reputation for being heavily inspired by the House of Worth. Shawl is featured in a maroon or deep rust velvet fabric with small exquisite seed bead detailing throughout, hook-and-eye closures, and fully lined. Lining is slowly deteriorating due to normal aging. Exterior is in very good condition. Designer is collected by: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum. Measurements of mannequin are: Bust: 34 Shoulder: 15


  • Designer
    Sara Mayer & A. Morhange
  • Brand
    Sara Mayer & A. Morhange Paris
  • Place of origin
  • Period
  • Material notes


    Seed bead

  • Condition
    Good. Some bead loss, general age related wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    W 15 in.

    W 38.1 cm

  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Seller location
    Carmel by the Sea, CA
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