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Fine Large Antique Silk Velvety Pelmet, Panel, Mantle or Piano Scarf, Pink Gold Green Blue Floral w/Long Hand Knotted Fringe
Fine Large Antique Silk Velvety Pelmet, Panel, Mantle or Piano Scarf, Pink Gold Green Blue Floral w/Long Hand Knotted Fringe
Fine Large Antique Silk Velvety Pelmet, Panel, Mantle or Piano Scarf, Pink Gold Green Blue Floral w/Long Hand Knotted Fringe
Fine Large Antique Silk Velvety Pelmet, Panel, Mantle or Piano Scarf, Pink Gold Green Blue Floral w/Long Hand Knotted Fringe

Material:  Silk

Colors:  Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Yellow, Gold, Greens & Teal Blue

Size:  Length ~ 86 inches, plus 4 inches fringe each end = 94 inches
         Width ~  31 & 1/2 inches, plus 4 inches fringe = 35 & 1/2 inches

Quantity:  1 panel

This antique or early vintage textile is so interesting.
I estimate it dates to the late Victorian or Edwardian era, c. 1900 - 1920's.
The medium weight fabric is very soft and supple, with a wonderful slight velvety or suede like texture and a subtle silk satiny appearance.  I believe it is silk.
Triple hand knotted fringe adorns three sides.

The attractive floral design features groups of pink, rose and burgundy Hollyhocks with green leaves, accented with teal blue and gold foliage and stripes, on a creamy off white ground.  The period hand made fringe is formed of fine coordinated multi-colored thread.

I am unsure to what particular use this panel was originally intended, however the large size and three sided fringe leads me to believe a pelmet, valance, mantle or piano scarf.  Today it could serve any of these purposes, as well as numerous others, including a throw, boudoir accessory or even a wearable shawl.

This fine textile is in very nice vintage estate condition.  It is clean and actually appears to have never been used.  The colors remain wonderfully bright, with no apparent fading.  We see no holes, snags, tears, weakness or distress.  There are no rust spots or notable stains, just a couple of small, minor, light discolorations at  each upper corner that appear to be storage related and although virtually undetectable without extremely close scrutiny, would likely completely disappear with cleaning.  The only noteworthy issue, which in our opinion is also inconsequential, is that the first knot of fringe on each corner has become disconnected from the panel and requires a few stitches to reattach.  Currently a tiny old brass safety pin secures each knot in place, which I have just left as is.  The fringe could probably stand a steam to relax and freshen.
The long edges are selvage and the two shorter edges have been hemmed.
This fabric is not thick and heavy, but rather finer, with a smoother, slight velvety texture, with wonderful drape.
The first three images appear more green than actual.  The last image is best for true color representation of the flowers, and although not much shows in this picture, the blue/teal shade of the stripes and other flora is more realistically depicted.
An extremely nice condition, very attractive and versatile vintage textile for the enthusiast, collector, designer or interior decorator.  Perfect for cottage, French, chateau decor and more.
An interesting note;  in the Victorian language of flowers hollyhocks indicate fecundity and fruitfulness.

Fine Large Antique Silk Velvety Pelmet, Panel, Mantle or Piano Scarf, Pink Gold Green Blue Floral w/Long Hand Knotted Fringe

$ 169.00

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