A fabulous precious antique piece of work, never used! This quilt or duvet cover from a Paris mansion has never been neither used nor even finished. It is made of soft and shiny Duchesse satin in its original creamy ivory colour without wear or staining.
An incredible, very skilled heavy gold and silver metallic embroidery fills completely one of the corners. The edges of the satin are trimmed with a chenille and gold braid. The back of the cover is made of sheer ivory silk, opening to fill the cover. All along the edges of the satin cover: 2 frills of silk muslin, one cream, one pink, lining a sheer ivory Chantilly lace. There are 2 cushion fronts embroidered with a matching gold pattern, waiting to be made to pillows (will need a matching silk for the back) This has never been used and would be in as made condition weren't a few signs of the storage during passed century: - a bit of patina to the gold and silver thread.
A few yellow spots to the inner linnen lining of the silk satin (hidden by the silk back) - a small tear to the lace - mothbites to the silk muslin trim why would they miss such delicacy? This could be changed but as the muslin is still strong it could be used as is meanwhile see last pictures please - more available on request measures silk satin: 43" x 44" + frills 3 1/2" all around (Chantilly 3" on top) cushion fronts 15" x 21" (no frills around these, just the ready embroidered satin + lining behind the openwork) - a few age marks to this lining too.
Unfortunately the small priority parcel does not exist any more since the 1.1.2015. Please be aware that whatever I'm listing, (mostly fabric, materials, costume pieces, lace and accessoires to repair) it can sometimes be in good condition but it is NEVER NEW from a shop shelf!!!! (so signs of a former life are often noticeable unless they are described clearly as VGC or AS NEW). The item "Antique victorian french gold embroidered silk quilt duvet cover + cushion front" is in sale since Saturday, March 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery".
The seller is "atelier1900" and is located in Gaillard. This item can be shipped worldwide.