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Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE

Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE

Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE   Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE
Sooo hard to find, even in France.... These antique Marcella bedspreads are named from the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, where this type of woven bedspreads started to be manufactured in the middle of years 1800... Then (as found on a well-known encyclopedia). Cotton industry developed a mechanised technique of weaving. With an enclosed heavy cording weft.

The resulting imitation Marseille quilts became an important industry for Lancashire from the late 18th to the early 20th century... This marvellous and authentic coverlet / bedspread is truly French and antique, coming from a traditional dowry trousseau, Provence, end of years 1800 /very early 1900. Large size : 88.58" x 76.75" (225cm x 195cm).

Measurements include 3.93" (10cm) fringes on two opposite sides and 3.14" (8cm) scalloped hand-made needle lace edging trim along the two remaining opposite edges. It displays a wonderful array of medieval scrolls, acanthus leaves, palmettes, freezes, picot pattern, daisies, roses, flowers and foliage on a textured backgound. The center decor is like a star embellished with raised flowers Please, view my pictures closely as they are important part of the description The patterns are beautifully tri-dimensional, full of depth and movement. It is not easy to picture white linens, I tried to picture in raking light and darkening a bit the images to give a true idea of the depth of this unique coverlet, but, really, the coverlet is PURE WHITE and the photos don't do it justice. Very very beautiful "as found" condition, A STUNNING FAMILY HEIRLOOM, GORGEOUS ON A BED OR SOFA...

The item "Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE" is in sale since Friday, August 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Bed & Bath Linens\Bedspreads & Coverlets". The seller is "bluecherry" and is located in Paris.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Time Period Manufactured: Pre-1930

Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE   Fabulous OLD French MARCELLA BEDSPREAD White/White QUILT Boutis Piqué PROVENCE