Though not the 100 years old that would qualify this fabric as being antique, this very difficult-to-find vintage Victorian-style striped fabric looks so opulent when paired with antiques or with doll displays, I am listing it for your consideration. Originally a set of custom-made drapery panels, each one measures 69 inches wide by 84 3/4" long with drapery weights in the hem. (The width runs 60 inches, and is extended with an invisible seam to 69 inches.) It is a heavy fabric, lined in a heavy cream cotton, expertly sewn. The blend of cotton and rayon (rayon was first sold in 1890 as a substitute for natural silk), the combination lends a subtle sheen, and the cream and peachy-pink stripes resemble antique French embroidered ribbons. The solid stripes are a deep Williamsburg blue, on a cream background, with an 8 1/2" repeat. They were meant to be used with a decorator rod and clip rings. Used as draperies and paired with large tassel tie-backs, they would add elegance and grace to any room. Or, there is also enough fabric for an upholstery project, or decorator pillows, or . . . My best use for the fabric would be as part of doll displays! The condition is PRISTINE! There is no evidence of them ever having been hung, except for a VERY faint soiling at the hem and the corners. There are no stains, fading, spots, or any other blemish. The fabric drapes like a dream, and would look rich when used as a swag. Sold PER PANEL, of which there are FOUR left!
Item ID: 1972
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