Antique French Pink Silk Damask Valance Pelmet Fabric Velvet Appliqué Embroidery
Antique French Window Valance/Pelmet/Fabric. Could be used on wall or head board. (6.5 feet long). Deep pink damask with rose design damask, some other places the design is floral garlands and some parts of the design mirrors the appliqué. Taupe colored velvet hand applique creates the very ornate design, almost a bit Italian in looks as well. Floral embroidery throughout, not sure the type but very detailed and the colors are ombre shades of pinks, golds. There is either gold embroidery or thin gold braid that is meticulously stitched on , can’t tell which, which outlines all the appliqué and the embroidery and also creates it’s own design inside the appliqué for even more design elements. 1 1/2 inch died to match fringe along bottom edge. Some of the fringe is missing in three areas. The areas are about 2, 3, and 4 inches long. Bottom border has beautiful design- the center dips to a curved shape and the sides have design elements as well. The top edge is not straight across, has a slight curvature to it as well. Some day I will get around to listing more treasures I brought home – she had exquisite pieces. She had seen it but coudn’t afford it I paid ALOT for this! And was studying in Paris at some textile school and this piece had such beautiful appliqué and embroidery she wanted to use it as examples. I had this hanging in my home on a wall with 9 cafe curtain clip on rings and a very inexpensive, lightweight gold curtain rod. It worked a charm. The colors haven’t photographed the same in all the photos. The deeper shades of pink are the correct one. It’s STUNNING in person and instantly transports you to a French chateau. Lined in cotton, which is light brown now. Top edge is hand stitched and is not “finished” – I believe this probably had some sort of trim on the top that was removed at. It’s well over 100 years old so who knows? I can see that it is lined inside with a burlap type fabric to give it structure and shape. Hand slip stitches are visible and there are a few areas where the stitching has come out. Condition- fabulous given it’s age and the delicacy of the fringe and the silk fabric. Some holes on front. There are 4 areas in total. One about the size of a pencil eraser that isn’t a hole but is the weaving is worn – visible on the close up of the floral embroidery. One spot with three very tiny little holes. And two spots, almost identical – same position on either sides of the appliqué and the holes even look nearly identical. Small areas, about 4 horizontal holes each, maybe from an insect. These have been there since I bought it. This valance is simply BEAUTIFUL! The workmanship on it tells me it was for a very expensive room, it’s just gorgeous in person. Ships from non smoking, pet free home. The item “Antique French Pink Silk Damask Valance Pelmet Fabric Velvet Appliqué Embroidery” is in sale since Friday, October 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Silk”. The seller is “gigijetlag” and is located in Sterling, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Color: Deep Pink
- Material: Silk, Velvet, Cotton