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Very Rare Dual Sided 1800's Micro Beaded Shade Pull

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This is the first time that I have ever seen such a wonderful and rare micro beaded pull, likely or perhaps  made to be used on a Victorian window shade.

Antique 1800's dual sided micro beaded shade pull 

I hardly ever see the usage of glass beads that are this tiny, they give new meaning to the term "micro beaded", they are for sure the tiniest I've seen in awhile.








 

                        

These tiny glass beads count 28 to the inch, that is 784 beads to the square inch. They are patterned very close together, making the construction difficult to discern but I believe this pull has been hand woven. I'm almost 100% sure it's hand woven, which suggests that it was made in France, as the French made some wonderful woven beaded objects of decorative interest. Another fascinating feature of this rare pull is that it has 2 different and separate sides that have been joined together, each depicting it's own scene. One side has a rich brown background which exhibits a blue bird in flight above a few orange flowers. The leaves are a soft lime green and the flowers sit on a bed of blue grass. The opposite side shows a deep navy royal blue background with a bold bright yellow rose having lavender accents and lime green leaves.

 

And just to make the pull more unusual, there are 2 rows of coordinated fringes, thick, lush and 1 inch in length. The fringes look very good but there are a couple of strands gone from the side with the rose. These beads are so small, that I doubt my smallest beading needle, a #16, would fit through them, so I am not going to fiddle with the fringes, I think they are fine as is, after all this is an antique pull that is in remarkably well kept antique condition. Look at all the photos closely, judge for yourself, how can anyone resist adding this to their favorite window shade. This late 1800's micro beaded pull is a treat and measures 4 inches in total length, including the metal attachment by a tad over 1⅛ in width. It is in clean sparkling condition and has sat in a private collection, stored away, unused for many decades. I'm sure there are not many of these little micro beaded treasures in existence, so consider it quickly and let me know.

          

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