PalaceGallery

Historical Accessories & Jewelry - SCA Rapier Armor

| Lexington, South Carolina

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Announcement    Welcome to Palace Gallery - Home of Gipsy Peddler Rapier Armor!

We have top quality felt blanks and bodies to make hats in any style for your re-enactment events. Don't forget to add a cockade to show your allegiance! Check out our 1812 and Rev War Tricorns and Cockades!

NEW RAPIER QUICK SHOP! IN STOCK - READY TO SHIP! We now have a Gipsy Peddler Rapier Armor Quick Shop with a PayPal shopping cart. It contains all the basic in-stock fencing items that can be shipped within 1-3 days of order! Check us out at http://www.gipsypeddler.com

ALSO, All of our other Gipsy Peddler SCA Rapier Armor is listed here, both custom and our "made to order" regular stock, PLUS everything else you usually see in our Gipsy Peddler shop at Pennsic!

SALES - Please visit our website at http://www.palacegallery.biz for SALES and other items not found in our Etsy stores.

REFUND POLICY - Please contact us within 3 days of receipt of the order/item with the reason why you wish to return it. DO NOT ship it back to the PO Box! We will send a return shipping address. UPON APPROVAL, the item must be returned in new condition within 7 days of receipt in the original box and packing. There may be a restock fee of 15% or a minimum of $5 per order at the seller's discretion. S&H costs are non-refundable in most cases and the customer is responsible for the PayPal or Etsy fees that were charged for the transaction.

NON-REFUNDABLE ITEMS - Custom Orders, Clearance Items, Sale Items, Worn Hats & Clothing, Hand-Strung Rosaries, Feather Items, Fans, Mink Flea-furs or any other fragile items.

NOTE - All sales are FINAL on Items bought for photo shoots, weddings, performances, parties or any other one-time project/activity.

International Shipping Policy - We are currently shipping internationally EXCEPT to Germany. Due to the new packaging and VAT laws, this is not feasible for us. Please DO NOT purchase if you live in Germany. All other countries are subject to full shipping charges. If there is an overage after the package has been weighed and insured, we will refund you the difference. Please allow 30 days for missing packages to arrive. After that point, we can assist you in filing a claim. We will not refund or ship a new item before a claim has been approved. Purchase internationally at your own risk.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021

Welcome to Palace Gallery - Home of Gipsy Peddler Rapier Armor!

We have top quality felt blanks and bodies to make hats in any style for your re-enactment events. Don't forget to add a cockade to show your allegiance! Check out our 1812 and Rev War Tricorns and Cockades!

NEW RAPIER QUICK SHOP! IN STOCK - READY TO SHIP! We now have a Gipsy Peddler Rapier Armor Quick Shop with a PayPal shopping cart. It contains all the basic in-stock fencing items that can be shipped within 1-3 days of order! Check us out at http://www.gipsypeddler.com

ALSO, All of our other Gipsy Peddler SCA Rapier Armor is listed here, both custom and our "made to order" regular stock, PLUS everything else you usually see in our Gipsy Peddler shop at Pennsic!

SALES - Please visit our website at http://www.palacegallery.biz for SALES and other items not found in our Etsy stores.

REFUND POLICY - Please contact us within 3 days of receipt of the order/item with the reason why you wish to return it. DO NOT ship it back to the PO Box! We will send a return shipping address. UPON APPROVAL, the item must be returned in new condition within 7 days of receipt in the original box and packing. There may be a restock fee of 15% or a minimum of $5 per order at the seller's discretion. S&H costs are non-refundable in most cases and the customer is responsible for the PayPal or Etsy fees that were charged for the transaction.

NON-REFUNDABLE ITEMS - Custom Orders, Clearance Items, Sale Items, Worn Hats & Clothing, Hand-Strung Rosaries, Feather Items, Fans, Mink Flea-furs or any other fragile items.

NOTE - All sales are FINAL on Items bought for photo shoots, weddings, performances, parties or any other one-time project/activity.

International Shipping Policy - We are currently shipping internationally EXCEPT to Germany. Due to the new packaging and VAT laws, this is not feasible for us. Please DO NOT purchase if you live in Germany. All other countries are subject to full shipping charges. If there is an overage after the package has been weighed and insured, we will refund you the difference. Please allow 30 days for missing packages to arrive. After that point, we can assist you in filing a claim. We will not refund or ship a new item before a claim has been approved. Purchase internationally at your own risk.

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Becca McCrane

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Becca McCrane

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About PalaceGallery

Sales 3,318
On Etsy since 2015

30 YEARS LOVING WHAT WE DO!

Palace Gallery is a three generation family owned and operated company that has been in business for 30 years as a website and by traveling to SCA events under the name of Gipsy Peddler. Family members have served in all capacities to make this a unique profession for some of us.

My daughter and I design, make and sell Italian Renaissance Clothing and Accessories to historical re-enactors and professional performers. We specialize in list-legal SCA rapier armor which is sold under the name of Gipsy Peddler, the oldest division of our company.

Our products have appeared in weddings, theatrical productions, Renaissance fairs and music festivals. We even have a rosary in a museum exhibit in the Netherlands!

Due to an accident in 2012, we are no longer traveling to events. Maybe that will change when the great-grandchildren are a little older and the younger generation takes over that aspect of the business.

As a result of limited exposure, we have opened this Etsy shop, not only to offer our regular fare but also as a way to reduce our stock of items that are being discontinued and are on clearance. We have lots of vintage pieces that have been in storage or on display!

When our family joined the SCA in 1990, I was drawn to the Arts and Science portion of the society and I have the privilege of being a Laurel for my work in Renaissance Dress Accessories and have taught many classes on the wide range of items this general category covers.

Making accessories became a natural evolution in my research and desire to make an accurate period ensemble because many of the items needed just were not available, especially things like "fleafurs" and "flag fans" so I decided to make them myself.

When the family got involved in the heavy fighting and rapier community, we started designing our armor for those activities as well. At one time, we had 3 generations of fighters!

All this research and knowledge, morphed into a business and I started merchanting within a year of joining the SCA. Then, about 10 years ago, jewelry became my focus and has grown into a separate entity. I have also just started a website called Jagwire Jewelry (and another Esty store!) which has the jewelry that doesn't fit into the historical aspect of our business except for a few pieces in the New World Treasures and Ancient Echoes - Egyptian sections.

In 2017, my granddaughter joined the office staff as a general assistant, plus shipping clerk, photographer and bookkeeper. She is also a crafts person, specializing in 17th - 19th century headwear and cockades, which has greatly expanded our customer base. She has been making bicorne and tricorne for Revolutionary War enthusiast, the Houston Opera House and the Disney Cruise Lines!

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love researching and making them!

Shop members

  • Becca McCrane

    Owner

    I began working for Gipsy Peddler/Palace Gallery in the Fall of 2017. My grandmother, Gwen Moore, is the founder of this business and from whom I have inherited my passion for creative work and historical accuracy.

  • Gwen Moore

    In Memorium

    Gwen founded Gipsy Peddler over 25 years ago when she found the SCA and her love for history and fine crafts found its niche. She has pieces in museums, and theaters and her art and creativity will continue to be an inspiration to us.

  • Denay Jones

    Assistant, Designer, Seamstress

  • AJ (Alyssa Jones)

    Model

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