B1116 - Beautiful Antique French Green Velvet Pelmet, Roses & Basket Applique 19th C
This is a beautiful antique French château pelmet dating from the 19th C. It would be divine over a window or a door and could perhaps be used over a bed.
It is made from a gorgeous sumptuous velvet in a soft forest green and is embellished with exquisite appliqué and chainstitch work.
In the centre of the top of the design is a basket filled with delicious pink roses. The basket is hanging from a curl in the decorative border that frames the design. From each side of the basket delicate tendrils of leaves entwine themselves around the border & then fall away to catch two more of the pink roses in a swag. The swag continues upwards to be caught in the corner of the frame and then tumbles downwards in delicate wisps. The effect is breathtaking!
The appliqué & chainstitch work is beautifully executed. The pale pink of the roses and the pale lilac, yellow & greens of the flowers look superb against the green velvet background.
The bottom of the pelmet is shaped and has a gorgeous passementerie trim. The pelmet is lined. The textile of the lining has 3 watermarks but is sound.
The pelmet is in good antique condition. There are one or two marks and a tiny bit of wear here and there (please see photos) but absolutely nothing to draw the eye.
The pelmet measures :- W 220 cm (7 ft 2.5 inches) x H 120 cm (3 ft 11.25 inches) at the sides, 56 cm (22 inches) in the middle. The aperture has a max width of 92 cm (3 ft).
A truly exquisite pelmet to add an authentic château chic finishing touch. It is from a carefully selected collection of gorgeous antique French textiles & decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
N.B. We have photographed the pelmet around an amazing religious painting which is listed in our other items. We have used clips to display the pelmet and these are not included.
Please hover cursor over picture for magnified detail and click on picture for enlarged photo.
Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World