COLORS: Background is a pale butternut squash skin beige with the fruit and foliage motifs in lemon yellow, cornsilk yellow, sage, army green, pale grass green, persimmon, salmon, milk chocolate, white, taupe, and expressive black lines.
FIBER: 100% cotton with only a light chintz glaze, weight is heavier than sheeting and lighter than twill. Slight drape if used for a café curtain, enough ease to work as a Roman shade.
SIZE: 46.5″ wide + 1.25″ selvedge on each side x 45.25″ long.
“Good design is forever.” — Zelina Comegys Brunschwig
MAKER: Brunschwig and Fils is a 19th century French firm noted for its rich textiles across home decor categories. Zelina Comegys Brunschwig married into the family and the firm contributing significantly to its design offerings as well as a commitment to workers, ongoing production during WWII here in its American location, and the preservation of history in material culture. Great NY Times article about her and the firm: https://www.nytimes.com/1981/09/12/obituaries/zelina-comegys-brunschwig-chairman-of-fabric-company.html
1950s Brunschwig & Fils “Chinese Lemon” Fabric Sample
RARE! Such a design statement piece for any room. Exotic, energetic, exciting, this Brunschwig & Fils titled “Chinese Lemon,” #77152 in the archive, bursts with twisting branches, bountiful fruit, exotic seed pods, and expressive foliage.
We dated this to the 1940s or early 50s based on the other pieces I sourced this with as well as the tags on the companion coordinating fabric flags. However, this piece does not actually have its precise date printed on the fabric or the tags.
Entirely hand printed design, with it’s 1.25″ selvedges on each side, this piece is wide enough to be turned into a twin sized headboard, the back or seat of a settee or kitchen booth, oversized pillows, or the top of an oversized ottoman. Would be fabulous under glass for a fresh kitchen table look, or made into a fabric application wallpaper on a wardrobe or screen, or small statement wall portion.
Perfect for grandmillennial style, cottage chic, shabby chic, or naturalist décor.
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