From Brunschwig & Fils collection “A Traditional Gallery” done in conjunction with Warner, this 1979 piece has a slightly glossy finish as a chintz. Labeled “English chintz.”
A light to medium weight cotton with an easy drape that’s suitable both to light upholstery — pillows, shams, table draping — as well as adapted into clothing if desired. A medium tawny brown background with butternut, light brown, ivory and sage green blossoms that have deep teal and sea blue foliage and accents. Depicts reeds, blossoms, sumptuous foliage and blooms with dragonflies flitting about. Perfect for a naturalist’s decor. See pics 1 & 10, taken in direct sunlight, for best sense of the colors.
SIZE: 27″ wide x 52″ long
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/
“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
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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