B851 - SOLD
This is a spectacular pair of antique French silk château curtains oozing opulence and style and dating from about 1900. They are in good antique condition and are part of a fantastic cache of silk curtains (see our other items) that made up a recent exceptional château find.
These curtains are beautifully made in an exquisite silk damask in regal gold and grey vertical stripes. The textile is of superlative quality and has a gorgeous flower basket and garland design overlying the stripes. The curtains drape perfectly and would look superb in a château chic salon or drawing room.
At the bottom of each curtain are 2 beautiful horizontal bands woven in to the textile which finish them off perfectly.
The tops of the curtains still have their original large toleware rings which will accomodate a thick pole. There are 5 on each curtain. These are in excellent condition and have an internal diameter of 5.5 cm.
The curtains have their original linings. The textile of the lining has darkened over the years and there are some minor areas of wear and marks but it is still servicable or could be replaced if required. There are 3 tiny brass rings sewn on to the outside edge of each curtain to help keep the curtains in place when hung.
The curtains must have been hung in a well shuttered room for the silk is in good antique condition. There is no obvious fading and we have found just one small mark (see pics). The meeting edges of the curtains have some wear, one area particularly (see pics) but this does not detract from their beauty or useability and is part of their antique integrity. The curtains could be hung to make the worn edges be the outside edges or they could be trimmed with passementerie if required.
Each curtain measures :- 280 cm (9ft 2 inches) long x 122 cm (4 ft ) wide.
A truly exquisite pair of curtains to add an authentic château chic finishing touch and another superb antique French textile find from La Belle Étoffe.
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World