Dense and luminous in a larger fern design with pale silvery metallic. Sublime French sourced early brocade though may also be Italian in origin. Either way, an exquisite find.
Possibly either once part of a banner, window piece or even clothing, cloak etc.. Not certain but the scallop is very unique and ornamental. Safely early 19thc but feel strongly earlier. There are some subtle faint abrasions, minimal and seen mostly when you lay it down as when it's upright, the reflection hides them well and it looks quiet pristine. The scallop backing is a very thin silk & is somewhat frail but overall stable.
It's been overall well maintained through it's journey given it's age and pale color. It begins at about 18" in width and gradually goes to about 21" by 20 long. The scallops add apox 4.
At the time of this listing I have 2 almost identical pieces to offer so you can select from the available quantity. Strong enough to be used in special projects, framed or added to a collection. I sell antique and vintage fabric. Each textile is different; some possibly used, some unused.I will give you my best assessment. I do not always launder them nor do I know all their history, how they have been stored over time etc.. I have a 30+ year long & extensive knowledge of textiles and gauge age ranges; fiber content etc..
To the best of my ability. As always please view all photos, dimensions etc.. As they are part of the description. Please keep in mind that I provide the best photos possible but monitors do vary.If my eyes should miss a small flaw, please know it is not intentional. Combined invoices are rarely accurate. Again, if you have any questions, please message me. The item "Rare Antique 18th early 19thc French Ferns Silk Brocade Fabric Cream Silver" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton". The seller is "pia_threads" and is located in Columbus, Ohio.
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