Antique French Chenille Curtains Pair 1850 Rich Warm Greenish Blue

Antique French Chenille Curtains Pair 1850 Rich Warm Greenish Blue

775.00

A stunning pair of curtains from the 1850’s made from a gorgeous gray/blue/green chenille fabric! Wonderful to use as is or they could be deconstructed for use of this gorgeous fabric in other projects

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A Fabulous find! This curtain set is French and dates to circa 1850, a rare find of wonderful chenille! Chenille is the French word for caterpillar. I believe they are a silk cotton blend? I can't be 100% certain on the fiber content.  Chenille was invented by the French in the late 1700's. This curtain set uses a wonderful, greenish blue chenille and they are trimmed on the edges with a gold toned trim. The color is perhaps a bit more green than blue, and changes with the light! ~ It's WONDERFUL! ~ These curtains are PERFECT for a period interior. They are aged, patched, with a faded backing and have some uneven fading, they are STUNNING but only right for someone looking for a true antique, period textile set. There are some small holes / tears in a few places, the backing needs some repair etc! Wonderful patina on the original brass curtain rings on the top (7 in total). This pair is quite a find! I've left these curtains in original, unwashed condition and they don't appear to have ever been washed! They have storage dust and they have been packed away for a very long time so need airing or cleaning. They can be hand washed and hung to dry, or  cleaned by a specialist or just enjoyed as they are. It's hard to describe, nothing would stop me from hanging these exactly as is and enjoying them perfectly, however they are not right for anyone requiring a freshly laundered pair of curtains with no signs of time or use!

CONDITION: This textile is in as found, not freshly laundered condition. Please see above and photographs for condition details, unwashed condition reflected in the price. ( TT10055 )

MEASUREMENTS: These wonderful curtains measure about 48.25 wide by 105 inches long, the top of each measures 45.5 inches wide.

12/6/18