B1935 - Beautiful Antique French Cornely Lace & Applique Church Procession Pelmet, 19th Century

This is a beautiful antique French Cornely lace & appliqué church pelmet dating from the 19th Century. It would originally have been used to adorn a processional plinth holding a statue of Mary. I have never seen one made in lace before. It would now make a breathtaking addition to an interiors project perhaps as a pelmet above a bed or a pair of curtains.

The pelmet is hand worked in cream embroidery and fine muslin appliqué on cream tulle. To the centre are the letters JHS and to either side rose and leaf vignettes run the entire length of the pelmet. There is a scrolled border to the top and sides and appliqué spots cover the background. The workmanship and attention to detail is amazing.

The tulle is backed with a fine cotton in a sublime shade of yellow. There is a sewn cotton border to the top of the pelmet. The bottom is scalloped and shaped.

The pelmet is in good antique condition. The top border has marks and there are a few very minor marks on the lace and background (please see photos) but these do not draw the eye or detract from the splendour of this marvelous old textile. The lacework and tulle are intact.

We have photographed the entire length of the pelmet for close inspection.

The pelmet measures :- 280 cm (9 ft 2.25 inches) wide x 49 cm (19.25 inches) high including the top border which is 10 cm (3.9 inches).

This is a fabulously unique hand worked pelmet to add a gorgeous finishing touch to a room. It is from a carefully selected collection of divine antique French textiles & decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe!

N.B. The clips we have used to display the pelmet are not included.

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  • Postage:-
  •                  France               11.00 €uro
                     U.K. & Europe     16.50 €
                     Rest of World      38.50 €
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