Antique Black Bead Epaulet Bugle Beads English Curve 1890s Bead Trim Mourning
This is an antique Victorian or Edwardian era black millinery or clothing trim like an epaulet made of hand sewn bugle beads on a curved crescent shape with a black velvet backing.
The trim was made in England 1890-1910 and has loose curves or arches of bugle beads in a 3 dimensional crescent.
The millinery trim measures 4.5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide and is in very good +++ condition with only 3 loose ends that I can see.
These old trims are so cool and hard to find.
Because of the black, this may be from a mourning outfit, as the Victorian custome of a year in black clothing was popularized by Queen Victoria after loving her beloved Prince Albert in 1861, and never leaving off her black mourning clothes until her death in 1901.