B1157 - Fabulous Long Pair Antique French Textured Cotton Curtains & Rings, Napoleon III
This is a fabulous pair of long antique French château curtains made from a heavy textured cotton textile dating from the Napoleon III era circa 1860. The textile is in amazing condition and the curtains look like they have barely been used.
The textile is very striking. It has alternating bands of two different designs. The wider stripe has gorgeous flowers and leaves in beautiful shades of raspberry and dark cream which look superb against the black background. The narrower stripe has an intricate floral vignette in shades of raspberry, blue and cream on a tan background. The resultant effect is stunning.
The textile is lovely and crisp and hangs beautifully. The meeting edges and the bottoms of the curtains are sewn. The outer edges are formed by the selvedge of the fabric. At the top of each curtain is sewn a tape and 4 large wooden rings.
The curtains are in excellent condition. The textile is clean & fresh. The colours are bright and beautiful with no fading. I can find just 3 nail holes at the top of the right hand curtain. I nearly missed them as they blend into the design but are more visible on the reverse.
Each curtain measures :- 268 cm (8 ft 10 inches) long x 50 cm (19.75 inches) wide at the top and 78 cm (2 ft 7 inches) wide at the bottom.
The wooden curtain rings are 8 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter externally & 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter internally.
A gorgeous pair of curtains to add an authentic château chic finishing touch to an interior. They are from a carefully selected collection of antique & vintage French curtains & curtain accessories at 'La Belle Étoffe'!
N.B. We also have 3 long panels of this textile, B1158, available in our other listings. They could be used to make more curtains, or cushions and bolsters to match these.
Any curtain accessories that we have used to display the curtains are not included unless otherwise stated.
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£265.00 / pair(s)
Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World