New Mirror and fabulous antique toile de jouy...
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,