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This is a large lot of fabric salvaged from a French brocade bedcover which had seen better days, c. 1940's or possibly earlier. This consists of one large central panel: approx 81" x 37" / 206 x 94 cms and 2 side ruffles with piping intact, each measuring approx 71" x 21.6" / 180 x 55 cms
The fabric is a beautiful vibrant red - richer than the photos depict - with an 18th C style brocade design of pink flower and green leaf garlands. I'm not sure of the fiber - perhaps a faux silk rayon. The large panel is in very good condition with just a blotch and a couple of small holes on one edge plus a tiny hole in the center - pic 6. One of the side ruffles is also very good shape and the other has one area with 2 large holes - pic 5.
There is a lot of fabric here. I have left the side pieces with piping and ruffles intact as they could be adapted for a cache-lit or canopy. Please zoom pix to see detail.
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As we all know, part of the charm of vintage and antique items is that they will have the patina of age. I do my best to check for tears, holes, stains or any other more explicit damage and to detail these in descriptions and/or photographs so that you won't be disappointed with your purchase. Please study descriptions / photos carefully before ordering. If you're doubtful about an item, you can also request more info or photos. I launder or clean things whenever possible (i.e. not too fragile.) I do my best to make sure that nothing's smelly!
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