Sonia's Antique And Vintage Textiles. I have been collecting and enjoying my antique textile collections for over thirty five years.Antique 16th-17thC French Or Italian Embroidered Silk & Gold Metallic Valance. MEASUREMENTS: 13"L X 63"W, 2 fringe. This is an extremely rare and beautiful example of an early European hand decorative embroidery. Condition is very worn but the item is a top quality addition to any collection. The background is a red silk.
Velvet which is very worn. The angel face is done in polychrome silks and the cherub image is still vibrant. Most of the embroidery surrounding embroidery is handmade or loomed gold and silver metallic threads. At either end are embroidered silk vase cartouches with vibrant silk threads.
The red velvet is extremely. Worn and coming apart at the narrow seams. One can peek inside these open seams to see the inner.
The backing is a cotton mix cloth fabric hand sewn to valance which I feel was added. In the last 100 years. Of the gold and silver trims are coming undone and intense fraying is noted. If you have any questions about this piece, please do not hesitate to ask.The item "Antique 16th-17thC French Or Italian Embroidered Silk & Gold Metallic Valance" is in sale since Wednesday, June 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Fabric\Velvet". The seller is "soniasantiqueandvintagetextiles" and is located in Seabrook, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.