One of the most beautiful textiles! ~ This stunning antique French bed cover dates c1890-1900 and is made with an astonishingly beautiful Art Nouveau fabric ! ~*~ This stunning cover was made to fit a bed with bolster sides built in! ~*~ This textile is made with a truly beautiful Art Nouvea, large scale floral fabric, one of the most beautiful I have seen. The colors include: deep red ( more of a blue red than a tomato red) , true red, soft pink, pale lilac, deep lilac, moss green, muted gold, cream and a lovely terracotta ~ it is stunning! ~ This textile has a length of woven trim that runs the width , near the top and bottom of the cover . At the top of the cover, there are 2 inset bolster ends that are also trimmed with the woven trim. These have large metal rings stitched in place inside. There is a lovely gather of fabric in the middle as a decorative touch. Beautifully hand made. This textile is backed in a light weight calico cotton ~ The weave of the front fabric is a beautiful complex weave ( please see photograph 3) with lovely surface ~ the fabric is 100% medium to heavy weight cotton ~ This textile uses a combination of hand and machine stitching ~~ So much wonderful Art Nouveau fabric ~*~ a wonderful textile ~ !! ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
MEASUREMENTS: This textile was made to fit a bed with the sides and bottom over hanging. So, the measurements are as follows :
If one were to place a bolster under the cover and around the bolster rings, the measurement from one side of the bolster to the other is 45 inches wide.
The length from the bolster to the bottom trim ( the length of the bed) would be approx 77 inches.
From the trim to the bottom of the cover ( the length that would hang over the bottom of the bed is 17 inches deep.
The right side has a drop of approx 22 inches from the top of the bolster ring to the bottom of the textile
The left side drop from the top of the bolster ring to the bottom is approx. 12 inches
The total width is approx 82 inches ~*~
CONDITION: this textile is in as found, unwashed condition with light storage dust ~ It is generally in stunning condition! ~ There is a patch under the left bolster ring where the fabric has been patched and hand darned and hand stitched ~ otherwise this textile is in superb condition ~ ready to use! ~ just wonderful indeed.
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