B1207 - Gorgeous Antique French Hand Painted Church Pelmet Gold Fringed Passementerie
This is a spectacular hand painted church pelmet dating from the 19th Century. It would originally have been used to adorn a processional plinth holding a statue of Mary. This pelmet has a colour palette based on golds & yellows which indicates that it would have been used during an Easter (Pâques) procession. It would now make a breathtaking addition to an interiors project perhaps as a pelmet over a bed or a pair of curtains in a salon.
The front of the pelmet is made of felt in a sublime subtle shade of greeny, mustardy, gold. Upon this is exquisitely painted the most gorgeous frieze of sumptuous roses in stunning shades of pink, yellow and green. The roses and their buds and foliage are incredibly lifelike. In the centre of the frieze the letters A & M are interwined.
The bottom of the pelmet is trimmed with a fabulous gold metallic fringing. Wow!
The reverse of the pelmet is lined with a clean cotton textile in a vibrant shade of saffron. At the top of this are stitched press-studs, which presumably, would have been used for attaching & detaching the pelmet from the plinth.
The pelmet is in good antique condition. There are one or two very minor marks including a narrow, vertical one near to the letters (please see photos) but any blemishes pale into insignificance by the the beauty of this gorgeous piece.
The whole pelmet measures :- 240 cm (7 ft 10.5 inches) wide x 40 cm (15.75 inches) high including the fringing which is 5.5 cm (2.25 inches) .
This is a fabulously unique hand painted pelmet to add a sumptuous finishing touch to a room. It is from a carefully selected collection of divine antique French textiles & decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe!
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World