ITEM: ONE pair (2 panels) of curtains (tieback NOT included), bespoke made to measure for its last home in French toile de Nantes by John Wilman. Quintessentially shabby chic and in a rare not often seen pale blue colour way. The history of "Toile" is one that I adore and contrary to popular belief, "Toile de jouy" is not a generic term but has a double meaning. Toile de Jouy represents fabrics created at the Jouy-en-Josas factory - a short distance from Paris - (bucolic designs or ones with mythological figures, Indiennes or designs inspired from India with flowers and fruits in bright colors, along with other geometric patterns) but also, fabrics with similar monochrome designs depicting country scenes printed in other factories, such as the ones in Nantes, Orange, Bordeaux, Bourges, Rouen and Alsace.Toile de Jouy became a label that refers to a style of print; but the factory at Jouy-en Josas is the only one that was granted the title Manufacture Royale by Louis XVI. Toile patterns have endured the test of time, ebbing in and out of popularity (it was favoured by the nobilities and upper class in the 18th Century) but has never ceased to be loved at all. Professionally made by a seamstress so will not contain care labels. Blackout lined for light blocking. Triple (deep) pinch pleat header for a refined and finished hang to the curtains.
CONDITION: Offered in very good pre-owned condition with the following to note. Some sun streaking to the lining presenting itself as pale yellow stripes on the lining. There is a whisper of fade at the leading/meeting edges (front side) of the curtains, not detectable when the curtains hang and you can just about make it out when the curtains are laid flat on the floor. Some markings scattered to the lining - mainly along the bottom through condensation spotting and various other surface markings. Some surface marks to the front face along the edges (hem and sides).
The face fabric fibres retain excellent shape and drape, there are no holes, rips nor large stains. Whilst marks can be quantified, smells cannot. This has been sourced from a clean and smoke free home and is stored in the very same condition chez moi, BUT you are kindly reminded that this is a PREOWNED set of FABRIC curtains - so for hygiene sake, it is recommended that you clean BEFORE using. Medium weight 100% cotton that holds a slight brushed effect feel as it is soft to the touch and holds remarkable fluid drape. Screen printed French toile de Nantes - pictorial scenes of 18th Century provincial France - a wonderful scenic feast for the eyes!
Intertwining with floral swags and ribbons - these curtains tell a wonderful story of days gone by! True to form toile - single classic block colour for the pattern - pale blue and ivory cream, the ivory cream however is a combined'mottled' effect of palest yellow and ivory white, the pictures showing the curtains hanging make them very yellow, please do check the ones with the curtains sat next to the farrow and ball paint chart. LINING: Thermal blackout lined which serves to light block but also offers light relief in insulation as well as a much better hang and drape for the curtains. HEADER TYPE: TRIPLE PINCH pleat header - a handsome and most elegant finished hang to the curtains as the fabric gathers have been set at the time of sewing so the pleats fall uniformly across the curtains. This does mean that the widths at the top are NOT adjustable so please check your measurements carefully.These can be used for both track and pole (with curtain rings) systems. Measurements PER CURTAIN LAID FLAT +/- 2 cm.
Width (SIDE TO SIDE) 262 cm or 103.1 inches; FIXED across the header to 112 cm or 44.1 inches. Length (TOP TO BOTTOM) 216 cm or 85 inches - there is a 3 inch hem allowance (turn up) so you are able to lengthen a bit should you need, please note that there will more than likely be a dust shadow/crease from the previous hemline should you decide to lengthen. Polite notice on the products that I sell - please take the time to read this before entering into a sale with me as it will save us both a lot of heartache later on. The mass proportion of what I sell are "one offs" and will almost always have had been pre-owned and homed/used elsewhere; thus by their very nature will exhibit inconspicuous signs to indicate their previous life. Any significant markings, stains, blemishes, rips etc etc will always be highlighted and more than often will be accompanied by a picture of the offender(s), therefore take the time to EXAMINE all the pictures.
In the interests of hygiene please ensure that you have accounted for the need to have such items washed/cleaned/freshened before using. The cleaning costs is NOT my responsibility and again, this is a cost that you should factor when purchasing SECOND HAND or PRE-OWNED products. The pictures in all my listings will have been taken in natural daylight and without the use of any artificial lighting enhancements etc. Whilst my pictures best represent the item for sale in their textures, colours and conditions etc, the pictures must be viewed as indicative of the item for sale and almost always in conjunction to the listing text.All wordings and photographs are my own work; any views and opinions expressed in the main listing description text is MY own personal opinion. And whilst we all have different standards and levels of expectations, I do encourage you to take the time to EXAMINE the listing in all its glory. Texts and pictures remain the sole property of maison-adoree. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Please also check the items location. Everything will be sent tracked & will require a signature.Items should be sent TRACKED and INSURED. Please make sure that they are securely packed, no flimsy plastic carrier bags please to ensure they have a safe journey whilst in transit. The item "Beautiful CURTAINS shabby COTTAGE chic FRENCH TOILE DE NANTES cherubs blackout" is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Curtains, Blinds & Accessories\Curtains & Drapes".
The seller is "maison-adoree" and is located in Eure et Loir. This item can be shipped worldwide.