An early Jack Valentine #70147 with exquisite coloring and an unusual sumptuousness for his work. Mainly I have seen his chintzes — this woven, tapestry-like jacquard is a departure.
Heavyweight, rich coloration, and usual provincial themes:
In the center is a large bursting floral motif with long reaching lily leaves while in the flower-ringed lozenges above and below a man plays the bagpipes. In the motifs on the sides a gardener pushes an overflowing flower cart. In both motifs, “M” shaped birds fly above.
Matches in colors with this other Jack Valentine in our collection: https://www.etsy.com/listing/897724797/vintage-1960s-jack-valentine-bird-fabric?ga_search_query=valentine&ref=shop_items_search_19&frs=1
The richly woven tapestry reads as almost an embroidery treatment in places. Likely large enough to cover a small dining room chair seat or back or to make a sumptuous pillow front with a different fabric for the back.
COLORS: The most delicious rich mocha and then a range of rich and saturate teals, dark chocolate, and khaki on a butternut squash skin background.
SIZE: 26″ square.
Maker: The little-known American firm Jack Valentine Designs, Inc. made finer textiles for drapery and upholstery in designs that draw inspiration from earlier historic periods and styles.
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples?: Because the size and quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these fabrics which often begin at over $150 a yard. Or to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match an existing piece of furniture, pillow, or lamp.
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. I source vintage items either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on energy and resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, which is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.
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