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Furnishing Brocade
19th c

Wonderful shades and with huge pattern repeat. Probably English imitating a second quarter of the18th century furnishing fabric.


Long length woven silk with huge design of knobly tree trunks hanging with huge exotic fruits, with smaller flowers and large leaves, with a meandering lace pattern, in deep pink and apricot on a crimson satin ground.

Pattern repeat 53 in; 1.35 m

A - 7ft 10 in x 21in;  2.4m x 54m cm selvedge to selvedge - £ 300

B - 6ft 3 in x 21 in; 1.9 x 54 cm - £ 200

C - 21 x 21 in; 54 x 54 cm - £ 45. Make a good size cushion.

D - 9ft 6 in x 21 in; 2.9 x 54 cm - £ 400


The 2.9 m length and the 54 cm sq are in excellent condition.

A - Half the length is in very good condition, the other half has some wear, but could be rebacked for use.

B - Good condition apart from one end  3 in; 8cm has a little hole. The other end 16 in; 40 cm  down has a little damage to the centre, an area of 23 x 5 cm, but not all over. Also where one side has been turned under  by 3.5 cm there is damage to 1.10 m. Ask for photo.

C - good condition.

D - Very good condtion.