Antique French Purple Toile Fabric Art Hanging Bucolic Family Scenes

Antique French Purple Toile Fabric Art Hanging Bucolic Family Scenes


A beautiful framed antique purple toile, ready to hang!

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This beautiful French toile is called “Devant La Ferme” and was printed in circa 1820 in Normandy, France.  This fabric was engraved or designed by Francois Pieters whose signature is printed in Roman letters in the design.  The gorgeous violet tone of the print was created using an iron mordant followed by a madder dye bath.  This toile depicts three domestic family scenes with children.  One family is middle class, or bourgeois, and the other is a rural farm family.  The attire of each family group is characteristic of the early 19th century folk clothing of Caux, Switzerland.

This beautiful and completely original, authentic piece is ready to hang in celebration of the quality and history of antique textiles!  I've framed this wonderful antique French toile fabric in a timeworn antique frame to showcase the beauty and quality of this piece, but also to preserve these kinds of rare (and getting rarer) textiles for the future.  I've fallen head over heals for this new framing adventure.  In this new collection I've hunted high and low for JUST the right antique frame and combed through my collection of many thousands of rare textiles to find just the right pattern for each frame.  The fabric is mounted and the frame is backed in acid free paper. Modern hardware was added for easy hanging. Each has information about the framed fabric on the backing. These one of a kind creations are the perfect way to add French country charm to any interior. They also make the perfect gift for any textile lover. Sophisticated and 100% unique, an heirloom in the making. 

MEASUREMENTS : The outer measurements of the frame are approximately  22 inches wide by 19 inches long, by 2.5 inches deep

CONDITION : Fabric Beautifully hand quilted, in gorgeous condition!

Frame - This is a STUNNING antique,  wooden frame. Wonderful decorative detail. Gently distressed ~ wonderful. 

As a whole this piece of wall art is sturdy and ready to hang!