This is an antique velvet Jabot and pin circa 1780. A Jabot is a piece of clothing used as an accessory for decoration around the neck, with frills cascading down the throat. The style of the pin and the embroidery dates this piece.I think the pin reflects the French hat of the time. The embroidery is similar to that on French velvet frock coats of the French court. This piece was sourced in France. It is hand sewn with silk and metallic thread. One tassel is missing, there is a little hole at the neck and the metallic thread has lost its shimmer. The pin is bent and tarnished. Please take a look at our other items. Classic Brocante is a husband and wife team, Franc and Karen Jackson. We are based in Rugby, England, which is conveniently situated for both UK and European travel. Classic Brocante sources, buys and sells vintage, antique and unusual items including jewellery, kitchenalia, collectables, curios and bric-a-brac. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality items to buyers around the world and ensuring that our listings are as accurate as possible. The item "Antique Velvet Jabot French 18th 19th Century Charles X Louis XVI Embroidered" is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Embroidery". The seller is "classicbrocante" and is located in Rugby. This item can be shipped worldwide.