B503 - SOLD
This is a divine antique French quilt made from toile de Jouy and dating about 1800. It would add an authentic château chic touch to a period French interior.
The toile was designed by Jean- Baptiste Huet (1745–1811) and made by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (11 June 1738 – 6 October 1815), famous for founding the royal manufacture of printed cottons of Jouy-en-Josas where the toile de Jouy was manufactured.
The toile is printed in a pinky / red colour. The background design is of a matrix of tiny hearts. Over this is printed a feast of neoclassical designs in gorgeous sepia colours. The designs incorporate every delightful image there is to be found on a toile of this period. Here we have a myriad of frollicking cherubs, laurel leaf garlands, bows and ribbon tails, birds, statuary and so it goes on.
The quilt is fabulously hand worked and plumptiously fleece filled. It is heavy and handles beautifully. The lining is of a classic saffron yellow cotton.
The quilt and it's fabric are in exceptional condition for it's 215 years or so. It has been newly laundered and has no obvious marks to the toile. There is a little wear to the top and right hand edges and there are two darns, one half way along the top edge and one in the bottom right hand corner. This, in our opinion does not detract from the useability and beauty of this fantastic antique quilt.
It measures 148 cm (58.25 inches) wide x 181 cm (71.25 inches) long.
A fabulous quilt to use and enjoy or to treasure as part of an antique textile collection. Another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe!
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U.K. Delivery £10.95
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Possible delivery method: France