Thursday, 4 March 2010

New Mirror and fabulous antique toile de jouy...


Fabulous antique toile de jouy pelmet, see below for details....


As promised here is a photo of my new mirror, this shape is called oeil de boeuf in French which translates to bull's eye. It is called this because of the shape..........


And here is a photo of my new mirror, in our stairwell. Merci Mr FF for taking the time to hang it for me on his return from a hard days work building.

While I had the camera out, I thought that I would show you a photo of a chair that I recently bought, I love the lions head details on each corner of the chair and the tapestry is so pretty and looks almost medieval.



Today I had a visit from Madame J, my fabulous fabric lady - I call her this as she is an expert of antique french fabric.

Today she bought me a couple of fabulous items, including this fabric 18th century toile de jouy pelmet.



You will recall that I had a smaller one which was snapped up by a client who lives in Germany.

This is quite large (180 cms Lx 63 cms W/71" L x 25 " W) and is the last piece available. It was hung in a local chateau and is great condition considering it's age.Note it is backed with another fabric which has come away but this is easily fixed by a little bit of hand sewing.


I love the detail of the older toile de jouy fabrics, this is something that is missing from the modern day reproductions.


It would look fabulous in a childs room with white voile underneath, oh so french.

It is 100 euros, a small price to pay for such a fabulous piece of history.

A tres bientot,

L x

18 comments:

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  2. Really a piece of history! ottimo acquisto!

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  3. I love your new mirror and the old toile de Jouy is stunning!
    Hugs and a nice week end1
    Vale

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  4. that mirror is so stunning.
    kathi

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  5. Your new mirror looks fabulous in the stairwell Leeann! Your chair is also gorgeous, I love that detail in the chair and in the fabric. Wow - that toile de jouy is amazing, how incredible to be able to purchase something so beautiful and old!! I hope it goes to a beautiful new home. ~ Tina x

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  6. Toile de Jouy is a big fave of mine. Makes me reminisce about past lives. Bisous

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  7. Your mirror is so beautiful. I love the frame and shape. It's simple but quite dramatic at the same time and that is always a very good thing. The fabrics are lovely too.

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  8. Oh goodness my heart stopped over everything in this post. You really are living in the epicentre of divine style and gorgeousness. A-M xx

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  9. Love the mirror but the toile pelmet is to die for.. just beautiful...It will be snapped up it it hasn't already gone by now!

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  10. Lovely mirror, fits the French feel.
    L.

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  11. I adore the mirror & the chair...the mirror I could buy here in Oz but that chair is very special you would never find the fabric...
    great buy..cate

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  12. That is fascinating to see an up close image showing the detail of the older toile. It's a very lovely fabric on it's own, but knowing it's 18th century is amazing. Your bulls eye mirror looks wonderful too. ~Lili

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  13. I love toile...Maybe obsessed with it LOL.
    Gros bisous
    Frenchy
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

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  14. The detail on the old toile fabric is so beautiful. Love it! How I envy you being surrounded by so many gorgeous old treasures. xx

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  15. Oh my goodness that pelmet stopped my heart for a second! The new mirror is wonderful too Leann!.....And the chair!!I LOVE all your finds! Vanna

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  16. Hi Leeann,

    Love all your new purchases, the mirror, new chair and the gorgeous piece of old toile fabric.
    Have a great weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. That mirror is amazing! And that chair!

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  18. Hi Leeann. LOVE that pelmet. Been in such the quilted pelmet (18th century) mood lately. I have a similar mirror...huge...hanging in my tiny office (which makes it look even bigger). We just don't have enough mansard roof lines and zinc oeil de boeuf's in California!

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