1940S Scarf - Rare Vintage 40S Large Novelty Silk "Romance" Themed With Story Of An 18Th Century Love Affair
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A rare & delightful 1940s scarf - hands down one my top favorites I've ever seen! This colorful silk delightful tells the story of an illicit 18th century love affair - & it's full of all the classics, plus some. The horrid, older lord of the house. An actual role-play of being stopped by a highway man (I know, I know, I read it & was horrified at first - is this rapey? But no, as it goes on it is clear it's her lover & this was a thing they did to not get caught/for excitement.) For those visually impaired, the full text is written after the rest of the description. The colors are bright & saturated, despite how exceptionally lightweight the silk is. The ground is yellow, the border bright blue with black & white ribbons, the header, in four inch letters, reads "Romance." My lord is balding - dressed in pink & blue silks on a green chair. My lady is always in pink, her lover in blue with a traditional wig. (And, cough, sometimes a mask. ) Every grouping of prose is accompanied with illustration. My lord is ill-tempered, gouty & fat - but little my lady cares for that! A swaying coach on the moonlit road A mounted man who bars the way & bids the fair lady descend & pay her toll with measure gay (spoiler, it's her lover) Those were the days of the gay gallant Of powered hair & minuet Of dainy ruffle & stately dance to tunes plucked out on a old spinet A roving eye with a questing look An answering smile behind a fan which flickers & seems to answer "Yes" to the age old query of maid & man A word of love in a listening ear, My lady laughs behind her fan A tryst is made for the midnight hour A heart is left with a highwayman. My Lord's ill-tempered, gouty & fat - but little my lady cares for that! ✂-Measurements Measures 33" x 34" Label: Pure Silk Styled by Paula Material: Silk Condition: Good plus, as is I find no other issues to note. There is one hole on an edge, about 1cm x 1/2 cm, & two little pinholes in the background when held to the light. There are some shifted fibers, nothing significant. The bottom right corner has a bit of dye transfer, & a found a couple small spots. I see no other issues to note! 1940S Scarf - Rare Vintage 40S Large Novelty Silk "Romance" Themed With Story Of An 18Th Century Love Affair

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