Stunning, magnificent and very interesting. Any slight damage on these pieces would not show once they were hanging. The overall beauty and richness of the pieces take over any imperfections. A suggestion: The current curtain could be unpicked and the borders and base embroidery used to extend the extra lengths on offer to make a pair of very long and wide curtains to go with the pelmet. Perfect for a house wishing to make an Aesthetic room set. They must have been very expensive when they were made and for an important house. Rich colours and very of the period. Unfortunately there is no provenance.
of rich kingfisher blue satinised cotton, the edges applied with a 7 in; 18 cm border of plush embroidered in crewel wools with a trailing sunflower design to the sides, the base with groups of three upright sunflowers alternating with sunflowers and sprays of lily of the valley, in shades of yellow, terracotta, cream and drab, edged with braids in two thicknesses, gathered at top, lined with fine green wool and interlined, 7ft 5 in x 68; 2.25 x 1.74 m
In very good condition. There is a very very slight fading in vertical lines, clearly where the sun has caught the pulled back fabric, but this is hardly noticeable. The bottom edge has some slight wear where it has rubbed the floor. A few moth holes to the wool backing.
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