This textile dates c 1880's and is a printed fabric in a Japonisme pattern. Japan refunse most contact with the West until 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed an Americal naval squadron into Kurhama harbor with a letter from President Millard Fillmore demanding the opening of trade.9 years later a dsiply of objects bought in shops and bazaars by the British ambassador to Japan were displayed in the" Japanese Court" at the International Exhibition in South Kensington. This was some of the first European exposure to Japanese design and it was received well! There is a thick rope trim at the top. The front fabric has a beautiful printed linen and cotton mix fabric with teal green ground with black, blue , pinks and neutrals. This fabric was printed using hand carved wooden blocks and the fabric appears to have been hand pensiled in places.
This textile is backed in a complex weave cotton. There is the most wonderful cut pleated trim at the bottom. A truly spectacular textile (UB66). MEASUREMENTS : This stunning piece measures 173 inches wide by approx. 25 inches deep in the middle and approx.37 inches deep on the end. CONDITION : This panel is in as found, not freshly laundered condition with storage dust.
This textile has storage marks on the backing, some small holes, some areas of the pleated ruffle detaching from the body etc.. However, generally it's in extraordinarily good condition for it's age. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Antique French Japonisme valance c 1870 green printed textile bed hanging" is in sale since Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Nouveau". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.