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Karl Lagerfeld Fabrics Trouvais

Lit à la Polonaise dressed in floral printed silk…

Karl Lagerfeld’s apartment in Paris

Personally…I would have switched out the lamp shade

for a candelabra…

1stdibs French c. 1860 bronze flat back

French bronze c. 1860



Silk taffeta embroidered in chain and Beauvais stitch, late 18th century



David Austin …English rose collection

Wisteria book box

Wisteria book boxes

Thomas Chippendale seating Burton Constable Hall Fabrics by Lebear

Thomas Chippendale seating c. 1778

for drawing room at Burton Constable Hall


Madame Ernest Calvat

French porcelain c. 1803 Chantilly

French porcelain c. 1810



Honorine de Brabant

1stdibs c 1810.detail

1stdibs c 1810

French Empire Embroidery on a Silk and Down Pillow Empire Period c.1810

Unbelievable survival of French Empire embroidery portraying peacocks with snakes

and other romantic flora and fauna. Silver, gold and intense indigo threads on brilliant

deep pink silk with a softly time faded quality.


Raspberry silk moire walls and chair Trouvais

Raspberry Moiré on the walls of the queen’s bedroom at Kina Slott, Drottingholm Palace. From my archive of old House and Gardens.


Sources: Fabrics: The Decorative Art of Textile by Caroline Lebeau

1stdibs, Wisteria.com, Ebay, my garden…