B504 - SOLD
This is a magnificent pair of antique French château curtains dating from about 1910. They are full of faded grandeur and are a feast for the eyes. They are very heavy and thick, and as well as looking superb would be perfect for keeping the draughts out.
The curtains are made from a thick plush textile in a sublime shade of dark sage green. To the outer edge and the bottom they have a fantastic flower and leaf border that has been stencilled on to to the textile. The flowers and leaves intertwine with fabulous scrolls and have been painted in subtle shades of turquoise, mauve, gold and green. The contours of the design have been defined with stitching in gold wire thread.
The outer edges and bottom of the curtains have been bound with a thick passementerie trim.
At some stage over the years the curtains have been reworked to incorporate a fabulous new glazed cotton lining in a gorgeous shade of turquoise which picks out that in the flower border. The curtain header tape has also been replaced to one that will take modern hooks.
The antique textile has survived the years in fabulous condition and I can find no flaws to point out. The replacement linings are also in excellent condition with just a tiny fading from the sun and a water mark at the bottom of one.
Each curtain measures :-
280 cm (9 ft 2 inches) long
90 cm ( 35.5 inches) along the ruched top
112 cm (44 inches) along the bottom
This is a fabulous pair of curtains to add château grandeur and another divine antique French textile find from La Belle Étoffe.
Please note that the curtain rings are not included with the curtains but we do have others available in our other items.
The fantastic tie backs we have photographed with the curtains are also not included but at the time of writing they are available in our other items and their reference number is B464.
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U.K. Delivery £13.95
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Possible delivery method: U.K.