Latest find - 1825 Toile de Jouy
Bonjour from a very sunny SW France,
I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Our was a magical one, which involved dinner at my favourite restaurant on Saturday night. There is nothing nicer than sitting on a terrace near the water, watching clouds darken in preparation for a storm, that fortunately for us, arrived soon after we left the restaurant.
Sunday morning was an early start as there were a couple of vide-greniers taking place plus an antiques show in the nearby village of Issigeac.
I found this fabulous piece of antique toile de jouy. Wonderfully rare and beautiful, this antique French toile textile is a pattern attributed to Normandy and called " Marie Stuart reine d' Ecosse " Marie Stuart Queen of Scottland. This toile has the most wonderful scene of her excape from Lock Leven castle . This toile was printed in the first quarter of the 19th century, c1800-1825.
It has a few small holes and marks but in general is an very good condition for it's age and the colour is lovely and dark.
It would look fabulous framed and hanging on a wall and would make a fabulous talking point.
I will be listing it on the shop later today as I have quite a lot that I need to get done this afternoon. It is going to be another busy week with guests coming and going and also trying to stock up the shop which is looking a bit empty at present, due to the fact that French Boyfriend has sold all of our larger pieces of furniture, that we were using to display objects on.
très bonne semaine à toutes et tous, Leeann x