“Chamond,” an S. M. Hexter Company medium weight chintz cotton from the 1960s depicting sumptuous florals in the Indienne style. Interestingly, being called Chamond, perhaps the design was inspired by designs found at St. Chamond, the Roman era fort and later town in France. Perhaps there was an 18th or 19th century home there that would have had a similar design in wallpaper. This would be perfect for pillow fronts for an 18th century inspired decor.
SIZE: 27.75″ wide x 43.5″ long. The floral motifs run about 15″
COLORS: On a muted khaki background are shades of chartreuse, millennial pink, white, olive drab, pale teal, muted fuchsia, cornsilk, and hints of avocado.
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small window, background for a message board, and more. Large enough to cover the seat of a small dining room chair, or for part of a chair or settee when a different fabric is used on other parts of the piece, such as this designer is doing: https://w9yards.com/custom-chairs/
Maker: S. M. Hexter Company was founded in Columbus, Ohio likely in the early 20th century but possibly having grown out of other textile and clothier businesses by earlier members of the Hexter family. While little is available online about this company, it’s clear that they had a strong influence in the high-end 20th century American upholstery textiles market though they weren’t without controversy, having been challenged in court over allegations of unfair business practices. Sever S. M. Hexter Company pieces were in former exhibits/permanent collections at MoMa and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples? Because the large over size sample and superior manufacturing quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these classic vintage fabrics, which often begin at over $150 a yard, if they can still be found at all. Other reasons are to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match or to repair an existing piece in your home.
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current 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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