Hello and Welcome to the Textile Trunk. This is a GORGEOUS set of 2 vintage French curtains, and 1 long swag or valance!
All 3 are made of cotton with a heavy jacquard weave! These could be used as curtains or each could be deconstructed for use of this durable fabric in other projects--the curtains are huge, there is a lot of fabric to go around!
It is great for upholstery! This set dates to circa 1900. The woven jacquard cotton has a neutral toned ground with floral details in autumnal tones of dark red, pink and green tones. There is a lovely original cotton fringe trim on each, that may also contain some wool. The curtains are of different sizes.
I have more of this lovely fabric, so if you have a big project, please get in touch so I can help you find the other listings! Swag - The valance measures about 100 inches wide, and is 40 inches long at the deepest part of the scallop at the sides, and about 12 inches deep at the shallowest part. It is in as found, not freshly laundered condition with storage dust. There is some uneven fading from sun exposure, some damage to the trim mainly on the right side corner, and a missing tassel.
Curtain #1 - This curtain measures about 48 inches wide, and is 109 inches long at the deepest part of the scallop at the sides. There is some uneven fading from sun exposure especially along the left side, and on the lower center front. There is some damage to the trim on the lower side edge.The faded bands may lighten with washing. Curtain #2 - This curtain measures about 96 inches wide, and is 103 inches long at the deepest part of the scallop at the sides. There is some uneven fading from sun exposure.
There is much damage to the trim on the lower half of the side edge, and at the very top, with missing bobbles and the trim has torn away from the curtain. Down the center there are several large patches of stains, including what look to be some pink dye stains.
Some of these will wash, but most will not. Condition reflected in the price. I keep nearly all of my curtain sets in unwashed condition as many collectors require this.
This set can be dry cleaned and unwashed condition is reflected in the price A stunning set! The item "2 Curtains with Swag Valance Antique French Victorian Woven Jacquard Fabric 1890" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Cotton". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.