COLORS: White, salmon, cranberry, gilded in textural metallic gold.
SIZE: 48″ wide x 1 yards increments. I’m currently selling this as one piece.
I also have this piece in a vintage 1970s sample in a silver colorway: https://www.etsy.com/listing/781324349/vintage-1970-scalamandre-colonial-tulip
MAKER: Franco Scalamandré has a great story to tell of coming to America in the 20s from Italy and making a huge success of himself. From engineer, to historic textile researcher, to major design firm and more, Scalamandré is synonymous with quality, success, and above all, historic preservation. Do take some time to read up on the phenomenal Scalamandré history here: https://www.scalamandre.com/history and a NY Times obit on Franco: https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/04/obituaries/franco-scalamandre-89-leader-in-making-of-decorative-textiles.html
Vintage 1970 Scalamandré Waterlilies Fabric
An unusual 1970 Scalamandré cotton chintz, “Waterlilies” likely takes its inspiration from late 18th century wallpapers found in England and the American colonies. A repeated geometric motif depicting lotus flowers amidst serpentine garlands. Another layer surrounding the lotus motifs (or tulip as the piece is called) are tiny jagged-edge salmon leaves on a deep cranberry background.
A transcendent piece, this same print was printed at the Jouy factory in the 18th century as “Les Nenuphars,” translated as “Waterlilies.”
Scalamandré #8341-3, 1970.
6 in stock