Pair of Rare early 1920’s Fortuny “Boucher” pattern but has no formal description. Designed and named for Fortuny’s friend Francois Boucher, who was a curator and was redesigning the Carnavalet museum in Paris in the early 1920’s. The fabric is light green sage with parchment overlay, deeply saturated on the backside blue/green as seen in the pictures. The design is less floral in style and has more fantasy creatures then the newer Boucher fabric printed today. Backed with silk linen that perfectly matches the neutral overlay from the front. Silk linen has a grainy effect similar to that of actual linen. It is however 100% pure silk that is nubby with a plain weave. Finished around the outside edges with 19th century bronze metallic cord that matches the fine outlining around the design, the inserts are 100% down.
You get subtle color saturation throughout Fortuny pieces due to the fact these fabrics were hand printed and would have had different pressure applied to the stamp. These highs and lows of color are what Fortuny is most known for in his designs.
Condition: These pillows do have a light mark down the front, not a water mark, from not being printed as heavily as the rest of the fabric since this was hand printed. Sun fade would be all over and not in one line.
|27 1/2 in