Here is an original 1965 issue of "Les Voitures à Transformation" or "Carriage Changes" by Françoise de la Perriere that depicts "transforming" carriages, or early convertibles, wherein we see various carriages from the mid to late 19th century and their interchangeable hard tops and soft hoods. This popular design was reissued in 1980, 1990, 1991/1992, 2000, 2008 and as a 70cm in 2013.
Colorway is comprised of a black, goldenrod and yellow border, a crisp white background, and black, yellow, taupe and antique gold tones for the design.
This carré is a 10 mint, new without store tags condition, and has never been worn. The silk is thick and crisp, the hems are intact and plump, and the early type fabric label and Bonwit Teller store label are attached (see photo 5). Also, see the copyright symbol in Photo 5 hidden in the carriage wheel hub which also confirms this scarf is an original early issue. There are no spots, holes or thread snags. There is one nearly invisible one inch single thread run in the white field that (photo 6). There are some faint discreet marks along the center fold. None of these minor imperfections should detract from the scarf's appearance. The scarf measures 34.5" x 34" (87.6cm x 86.4cm).
A striking, vintage Herme̒s carré to own, wear or frame--a true collector's scarf. No box comes with this scarf, but be assured, we will carefully pack and pad it for shipping.