B543 - SOLD
This is an exquisite antique French hand made silk cushion in the shape of a fan and dating around 1920. It is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen!
The front of the cushion is made in silk in a divine shade of deep pink now slightly faded with the passage of time. The silk is gently gathered around the edge of the cushion giving it a soft and sumptuous look.
Over the silk is a cut out fan shape appliqué in a biscuit coloured linen. The linen is finely cut to reflect the shape of the fan and has a glorious crescent of flowers and leaves. The cut out is meticulously edged with neat blanket stitch in pink and black and the details of the flowers are worked in pink satin stitch. The appliqué is attached to the cushion in a way which allows it movement thus adding to the sumptuous and unstructured nature of the cushion.
At the base of the appliqué hangs a gorgeous silk tassel to complete the fan ensemble. The tassel is full and plumtious and is exceptionally tactile.
The back of the cushion is made in a fine cotton in the same colour as the silk.
The cushion is not overly filled and this allows it to be draped over the back of a chair.
The cushion is in excellent condition. There is a little fading to the silk which only adds to it's character and there is just one tiny tear to one of the centre straps of the appliqué fan (see pic).
The cushion measures :- 66 cm (26 inches) wide x 62 cm (24.5 inches) high including the tassel x 7.5 cm (3 inches) deep. The tassel is 14 cm long.
This is a gorgeous cushion to add a château chic finishing touch and another divine antique French textile find from La Belle Étoffe.
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U.K. Delivery £8.50
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Possible delivery method: France