Antique Decorative Pillows and Textiles
EUROPEAN TEXTILES III
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Venetian, 16th century, hanging of red silk
velvet with applied yellow silk, embroidered
in colored silk threads with motifs of crowns,
leaves and flowers. The side panels are
opposite, yellow silk with applied motifs of
red silk velvet giving the piece a light and dark
effect. Retains the original green silk backing.
Restorations but still retains its vibrant color.
6 " x 4' 7"
Italian, second half of 16th century, silk
damask wall hanging most probably from
Lucca. Made from several joined panels of a
deep forest green, the pattern, a central floral
motif with an ogival network of leaves, flowers
and crowns. Edged in a 18th century copper
metal fringe trim, backed in a copper silk
taffeta. (For a similar fabric in a different
colorway, please see TX01N on textile page one.)
length of late 18th century Italian bengaline
silk. A design of lobed pomegranate palmettes
inside an unusual lotus shaped roundel of
dolphins or smiling fish, artichokes and tulips all
on a deep raspberry ground. All motifs are
patterned after 16th century Italian designs.
of Fortunys' early 20th century patterns, a panel of cotton with a ground
colored ochre, the pattern of foliage and
fronds in forest green. Edged with its original
border, lined inside with thermal lining, backed
with a cream colored cotton lining. This
pattern name is unknown but can be seen on
page 148 of the book Mariano Fortuny by
Marsilio, which dates the pattern from 1907
late 16th early 17th century Italian appliqué
panel with a ground of crimson silk velvet with
applied stylized flames made from cloth of gold
and outlined with metal thread. Bordered
across the top and sides with a period gold
metallic tape that age aged to a copper patina
and edged along the bottom with a 3” eyelash
fringe trim with caterpillars, backed with period
64” x 13” includes 3” fringe
1920's Italian Mariano Fortuny panel of
Italian 18th century primrose yellow water
silk moire bedspread entirely stitched by hand
with French seams. Silk moire is characterized
by its rippled or watered effect. Edged in
matching silk embroidered trim, lengths are
pieced, two corners shaped to accommodate
rare French 18th century toile de Jouy bed
rare Italian 1919 Mariano Fortuny border of a densely woven cotton twill.
A deep forest
green Moorish design on a silver ground with
motifs of foliage, bows and flowers within
interconnecting geometric frames. The stamp on
this border means "Societa Anonima Fortuny"
signifying it was from a joint-stock company of
1919 where he was in partnership with
Giancarlo Stucky. (You can see this border
depicted in a picture in Fortuny’s book
Mariano Fortuny: His Life and Work on
page 152, upper left picture.)
x 8 1/4"
rare length of Fortuny 1920’s tightly woven
cotton, satin weave fabric, the back has a silk
faille backing that Fortuny is so well known for.
This fabric is in his “Crosoni” pattern of a
French Directoire design of a large cross motif
of silver patterned oak and mountain laurel
leaves on a sage green ground. Fully lined with
a coordinating Dupioni silk that shimmers from
greens to reds. Early period a discontinued.....
yards x 26"
|Fortuny’s early, circa 1920’s,
his “Melagrana” design influenced by a
16th century Turkish design. Tightly woven twill with a ground of bittersweet
or pomegranate with a silver metallic
overlay. Edged in his signature scrolling
“R” border, professionally lined and
75'' x 29"
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