B1166 - SOLD
This is a gorgeous antique French Richelieu lace bed throw dating from about 1900. It features a plethora of adorable winged cherubic angels and would certainly add an authentic finishing touch to a boudoir
It is entirely hand worked in fantastic detail in fine linen in a lovely shade of antique white. The linen has good weight and the whole piece drapes beautifully.
It has a central panel to lie on the bed and four outer panels which will drape down the sides of a smaller bed or carry on across on a larger bed.
At the top of the central panel are two sublime dancing winged cherubs. Between them is a beautiful bow from which an apple, a pear and a bunch of grapes fall.
Below this is a large central oval with a winged angel carrying a flower garland, the tails of which are entwined in his fingers and over his arm.
Around both of these vignettes lilies are worked in cut out Richelieu lace and embroidery. Four further small ovals with little cherubs completes the ensemble.
To either side of the central panel is a wide band of intricately worked lace with a scalloped edge.
The two outer panels are also trimmed with lace and have a central oval of hand worked lace flowers surrounded by cut out Richelieu lace. My description of this piece could go on for ever there is so much detail! The work is exquisite and the design breathtaking.
The throw has been laundered and is in good antique condition. There are some characteristics of age. One or two minor rust marks remain. There are some minor repairs to the lace and there is a little wear to the finely worked lace border on the right hand side. We have photographed the entire throw to show the condition. The bed we have photographed it on is 150 cm (4 ft 11 inches) wide.
Overall the throw measures :- L 247 cm (8 ft 1.25 inches) x W 224 cm (7 ft 4 inches).
A divine bed throw to add an authentic antique French finishing touch to a boudoir. It is from a carefully selected collection of antique textiles and decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World