B1950 - Truly Magnificent Long Antique French Tapestry Chateau Curtain / Drape, Circa 1860
This is a truly magnificent antique French tapestry château curtain dating from the Napoleon III era C 1860. The good news is that we also have another one of these, B1951, listed in our other items to make up the pair.
The curtain has a dark champagne background. The design is in shades of brown and aubergine and has everything one could hope for on a château curtain.
The curtain has a scrolled crest with swagged flower garlands. To either side of this is a balustrade with a three dimensional appearance.
There is a scrolled border to both sides which finishes at the bottom with a stunning flourish.
Within the border to the centre of the curtain there are urns of flowers, scrolls, birds. griffins, butterflies, shells and flaming torches - just breathtaking!
The curtain is finished all round. There is a modern curtain tape.
The curtain is of good weight (nearly 4 kg) and is in good antique condition, but not surprisingly, considering it's age it does have some charcteristics. There is some light wear down the centre 'seam' where the two halves of the panel are woven together and two other areas of wear ( please see photos) which do not affect the overall splendour of this fabulous old textile. There are also a few subtle marks which blend into the design and do not draw the eye. The curtain has not been dry cleaned but in our opinion it is ready for use in a period home where the characteristics it has acquired over the last 150 + years will be celebrated.
The curtain measures :- 337 cm (11 ft 0.75 inches) long x 130 cm (4 ft 3.2 inches) wide.
An exceptionally gorgeous piece of antique French textile to incorporate into an interiors project. It is from a carefully selected collection of antique & vintage French textiles, curtains & curtain accessories, and decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'!
N.B. Any accessories we have used to display the panel are not included. We have photographed the curtain with B1951 to show them as a pair.
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Available delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World