Pair of Fortuny early 1920’s fabric with his signature pomegranate design inspired by a 15th century Italian silk velvet. A ground of deep forest green with hints of blue and an overlay of gold metallic depicting artichokes and pomegranates. Backed with deep taupe designer silk velvet, finished with a metallic gold cording that has developed a deep dark rich patina. The pomegranate was the Christian symbol of the Resurrection and represented the chastity of the Virgin Mary. The association is derived from the fact that the pomegranate is a fruit composed almost entirely of seeds and was thought to reproduce itself prodigiously. It also became the impresa of members of the Spanish Royal House including the emblem of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry the VIII.
Condition: The metallic has faded over time, common due to oxidization but still retains the full design otherwise clean and ready to grace your home. (2 pairs available, slightly different designs)
|19 1/2 in
|25 1/2 in