VINTAGE WALLPAPER REMNANTS
BRUNSCHWIG & FILS
STUNNING ILLUSTRATION IN BROWN ON OFF WHITE
BEAUTIFUL SHELL FLOWERS
AND STILL LIFES
ALONG WITH FLOWERS, BIRDS AND GRASSHOPPERS
GREAT FOR ACCENTING A WALL OR COVERING A TABLE
OR PERHAPS A SCREEN WITH MATCHING SHELVES
WOULD ALSO BE HANDSOME SIMPLY FRAMED
A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY HOME
EASILY PROVIDING A FORGOTTEN CHARM
CREATED FOR LIBERTY HALL RESTORATION
WE ARE LISTING 3 DIFFERENT SIZES OF THIS PAPER
PLEASE SEE THE OTHER LISTINGS ALSO
THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE SOLID PIECE
THAT MEASURES 98 X 30 INCHES 27 1/2 INCHES OF IMAGE
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Achille Brunschwig established Brunschwig & Fils in 1900 as a tapestry-weaving mill in Aubusson and Bohain, France. Early in the twentieth century, the firm expanded its collection to include printed and woven silks and cottons from the finest European mills. Brunschwig soon enjoyed an international reputation for quality. By 1925, under the direction of Captain Roger E. Brunschwig, the founder’s son, the company opened showrooms in New York and other American cities.
In 1941, Captain Brunschwig joined General de Gaulle’s Free French Forces in London, leaving Zelina, his American wife, to direct the business. Mrs. Brunschwig – affectionately called Mrs. B – who had been a successful interior designer, joined the firm as a stylist, and found herself without French imports and, being forced to be innovative, she substituted parachute cloth for silk, unbleached muslin for linen, and found American mills to weave and print her designs, all to great acclaim.
Following the war, Roger Brunschwig, now a Colonel, returned to head the firm, which was again able to import fabrics from France and England to complement its American collection. Under Mrs. B’s leadership as design director, the company broadened its product base to include wallpapers and trimmings, many of which coordinated with existing printed cotton and linen designs. Mrs. B. also continued to enrich the company’s archives of antique textiles, wallpapers and trims – originally established by Achille Brunschwig – as well as collaborating with museums and historic restorations to create further documentary fabrics.
Many of the designs in today’s collections date back to the early 1940s, while still others are more than 200 years old. Hand-woven Louis XV ecru silk brocade is woven in the same Lyon atelier that produced fabrics for the restoration of the Chateau de Versailles. Brocades, lampas and velvets created for Louis XIV are woven today on the very same looms as the originals in the 18th century.
Previous collections have originated from such diverse sources as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts and The Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
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