Love the look of a beautiful 18th century French silk pillow against the rough, hand loomed linen seat of my humble little chair. A French chanvre/linen with thistle woven in on the seat…my very first purchase from Wendy Lewis of The Textile Trunk. 18th century dresses were routinely lined with hand loomed linen…wonderful mix of textures…the high and low. This is one of several pieces from Magdalene Zureiqat, a fabulous lady who presides over a couture drapery and pillow showroom in New York…which I will tell you more about soon.
The whole concept of carefully and ritually saved important fabrics…this was at one point handed from an 18th century home to a church to make vestments…and the lessons of color, texture and pattern mixing are what draw me to antique textiles.
All fabulous museums with great virtual collections.