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antique yet modern....

New in at Fabulously French is this fabulous antique quilt or coutil as it is called in French.

It came to us along with a number of other items when a local Chateau was sold and as a result, it's owner is in the process of downsizing to a smaller property.

I adore the fabric and bearing in mind it's age (over 100 years) it is in great condition.

On one side are these fabulous branches and leaves in tones of grey and aubergine.

It is beautifully backed with cotton vichy check, batted with woollen fleece and hand quilted.

Note there are some light marks on the back which would vanish when washed but I am selling it in "as found" original condition.

There are also some patches in an old Toile de Jouy which add to its character, it is after all, an antique piece dating back to the late 18th or very early 19th Century.

{gorgeous vichy fabric with toile de jouy patches}

It measures about 86″ by 74″ or 2.21m by 1.88m and weighs about 2 kg. The condition is very good, there are some signs of age here and there commensurate with age, but nothing serious, it must have been stored away out of the light for years.

It could be displayed on a bed or daybed, or as a wall hanging, or folded into an armoire.

Here it is shown on a single French bed at Maison no. 20.

Note for the purposes of the photo it has been folded in half in the photo above and in the photo below when I have shown it on my bed which is a queen sized bed (160cms x 200 cms L).

For me, it is very cabbages and roses, hence the title of this post " antique yet modern".

A fabulous and very rare piece. For anyone interested the price is 150 euros + postage.

A demain mes amies, Leeann x


  1. what a lovely piece. so beautiful, love the back.

  2. I am a big fan of Amish Country quilts


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{photo from here}
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