Vintage Decorator Fabric Embroidered Iridescent Sturdy Sharkskin Taffeta Rich Golden Taupe Butterlifes 4 + yards x 60" wide

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Vintage Decorator Fabric Embroidered Iridescent Sharkskin Taffeta Rich Blue & Gold Over 4 yards x 60" wide from DecadencePast.

Purchased from a local antiques dealer decades ago; but I never got to my home décor project. Please note, the last photo shows all of the textiles I'll be listing, but I'm doing each separate in case someone just needs a small amount or a particular color.

This lovely piece is 'shot' iridescent taffeta in a rich antique gold shot with taupe to give it a "powdered" elegane - the embroidery pattern is intricately stitched, delicate butterflies. One photo shows a penny for scale.

This is very "swishy" fabric with weight suitable for a posh vintage dressing gown, cocktail dress, robe, chair upholstery, pillows, trims or window covering.

SIZE: 58" wide x 4 yards + 13"

CONDITION: excellent / never used; but there's a "46" written on the corner of one end (it takes up about a 2" x 2" area) - no fades or other issues & from a smoke free home.

I did a burn test on a snippet from the end and it resulted in a hard bead; so I don't think this is rayon or silk - most likely nylon or other synthetic.

I ship same or next business day following payment receipt and am happy to recalculate postage for combined orders.

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