Hello and Welcome to the Textile Trunk! This wonderful antique French bed curtain panel dates to circa 1900 and is roller printed in the most wonderful Art Nouveau design onto velveteen fabric!
I very rarely find anything in velveteen, and the combination of the texture of this fabric and the pattern is absolutely stunning! The tones include lovely rich greens, steely blue, burnt orange, brown, pink and neutral tones. It is even more beautiful in person!! I hesitated to wash these, I believe they should be dry cleaned, I think they will clean beautifully, but they will probably still have an unevenly faded pattern.(I have some other curtains from this set, please see my other listings). This fabric is a heavy weight.
The curtain is not backed, and there are little metal hooks at the top for hanging. There was a trim around one side and bottom edge of this curtain, but it has deteriorated and is missing many tassels. This can be hung as is for a timeworn look, and would also be suitable for light upholstery, framing, pillows, curtains and many other wonderful uses.
Lovely too for reproduction, it is such an unusual and beautiful large scale floral! MEASUREMENTS: This beautiful panel measures 39.5 inches wide at the top, 84 inches wide at the bottom by 131 inches long. CONDITION: This fabric is in original, unwashed condition with light storage dirt and dust.
This panel has uneven fading and large areas of discoloration from storage marks or possibly tanning from age. The seam has split in one place on one of these textiles, but this could be easily repaired. The trim is in poor condition.The metal hooks at the top are rusty. There are some small speckled stains on much of this curtain. Condition reflected in the price! The item "Antique Velveteen Curtain Art Nouveau Design Rare Rich Green Tones 1 of Set 1900" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.