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- Bedcover Hanging Curtains Italian Linen Green Ivory Damask Handwoven
Bedcover Hanging Curtains Italian Linen Green Ivory Damask Handwoven
Exceptionally rare, Italian, 17th century, green and ivory, damask, linen, woven bedcover - Made as a luxury item in the mid-17th century, woven with a damask pattern characteristic of Renaissance ornament for the highest status piece of furniture in the home - This bedspread comprises five panels, each panel has 3 ½ pattern repeats. Few period bedspreads survive as many were cut-up and recycled into cushion covers, smaller curtains or chair seats. - It is in remarkable condition suggesting that it has been packed away for a large part of its life. It has been treated by Thermolignum as a precaution and cleaned. - It is ready to either be reinstated as a bedcover or a hanging or, if the panels were separated it could be used as an applied feature on curtains or bedcurtains. One end panel and half a repeat of the other end panel are faded from exposure to light.
Measures: Overall width 229 cm, 7ft 6 inches/panel 46 cm., 18 inches Overall length 255 cm 8ft 4 inches.
Baroque (Of the period)
GOOD. Wear consistent with age and use.
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