Rare — from the Victor Coates Collection
Rich browns, vivid orange, and vibrant pink flowers contrast with a modern serpentine stripe in this 1979 Brunschwig & Fils chintz titled “Amanda.” Equally at home in grandmillennial decor or in a cozy cocoon room in a Shabby Chic or cottage chic style.
A light to midweight, firm handed chintz with light drape.
Part of the 1970s collection of designer Victor Coates for Brunschwig & Fils, the piece was entirely handprinted and made in paris. #78028 in the Brunschwig & Fils archive. Selvedge border reads: “© 1979 Brunschwig & Fils, Inc. a hand print — vat colors dessin de Victor Coates, Paris Zeppel Finished”
COLORS: Dark chocolate background, taupe polka dots, a central undulating stripe in milk chocolate, khaki, and almond milk. Flowers in burnt orange, classic red, cornsilk, millennial pink, raspberry, and white, with foliage in forest green, celadon, and mint.
SIZE: 25″ wide + 1.75″ left hand selvedge x 52.5 ” long. Flowers range from 1″ x 1″ to 4″x 4″ and stripe is 2.25″ wide total w/ color stripes about 1/3″ -1/2″ wide inside.
“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
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, backgrounds for message boards, a screen for heaven’s sake, and more. Large enough to cover a small-med sized dining room chair, lamp shade, a bolster,or for the back 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/
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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