A 1985 Bassett McNab titled “Milford” offers the perfect addition to your Cottage Chic decor — a crisp glazed chintz with all the cabbage roses you could ever want! Does it refer to Milford Connecticut? Milford Massachusetts? It’s hard to say, but clearly the piece is striving for a classically old fashioned look in the relaxed way.
SIZE: 26″ wide + 1.5″ right hand selvedge x 48.5″ long
COLORS: The pics vary with the light but the background is very certainly a minto ice cream shade of green. Flowers in cranberry, salmon, taupe, brownish-gray, sage, creamy off white, and foliage in deep hunter, sage, and army fatigues green.
CONDITION: Excellent — there are some little stipple marks where the secondary color flags were removed but it’s very minimal, and nothing that would hamper a project in any serious way.
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small window, backgrounds for message boards, 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: With its roots in Philadelphia as early as 1894, Bassett McNab was officially incorporated in 1921. Always a traditional design house currying in the finest textiles and historically based designs, Bassett McNab was a leader in fine American textiles of the 20th century. The company has had many mergers and changes in ownership over time, while retaining ties to the original family and always maintaining the original finer design aesthetics and archival references that define its style and making them relevant to successive design ages. By 2019 Bassett McNab was acquired by the American firm Stout Brothers Co., Inc., which was founded in 1927.
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 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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