MAGNIFICENT, breathtaking and VERY exclusive Antique Style Victorian French Romantic handsewn, handmade pillow features ultra rare individual antique "Kensitas silks" pictures from the 1930s, of various flowers woven in shades of brilliant lilac, lavenders, purples and yellows on soft ivory silk. These gorgeous, extremely hard to find and highly collectible little silks were woven in Holland and included as premiums along with cigarette packages sold in the early 1930's in England by the Kensitas cigarette company. VERY very hard to find these delicate, fabulous and highly detailed little antique flower pictures, especially here in the US, and I'm fortunate to have obtained quite a substantial collection of them over the years....these are the ultra-rare medium sized ones and came to me without their typical little individual folders that described the flowers so I decided to showcase them in a beautiful handmade pillow. This breathtaking creation is part of my very popular line of fabulous antique-inspired, totally romantic Victorian style pillows....this one is lavished with tons of super fine, tiny antique lace and antique Swiss ribbon trim as well. This is ONE OF A KIND in this colorway and a very rare, spectacular treasure--the entire top of the pillow is painstakingly hand sewn/hand quilted--I spent an extreme amount of hours on this one! I've only made one other similar one of these thus far, because of the rarity of the silks and the intensive hand sewing required.
This beauty is ready made and ready to ship---a perfect gift for a birthday, wedding, or just as a gorgeous piece of art for your bedroom or living room.......PLEASE BE SURE to read ALL of the description especially the measurements, BEFORE asking any questions---and do be absolutely positive this piece will match your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns.
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I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine, freshly-cleaned condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here...
This incredible piece was inspired by my love of antique Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's fashions and decor...This exquisite totally handmade pillow is a perfect large size to accommodate all the fantastic antique flower silk pictures and details...the superb fineness and shimmering quality of the variety of the woven flowers is showcased and framed by fine antique Swiss woven floral ribbon in lilacs/purples, edged/handsewn with the tiniest and most delicate antique lace, which I've surrounded and bordered the pictures with; lightly quilted with the tiniest, invisible hand stitching and finishing off the front edges with wide, deep lilac antique silk jacquard ribbon with an arabesque/curlicue woven pattern. The back of the pillow is vintage, sumptuous deep lilac silk with a woven diamond pattern---absolutely luxe! All elements of this pillow are very meticulously sewn; NO gluing whatsoever....all of the lace, trims and added elements are HAND SEWN on to the pillow front, not done by machine--strictly old-school craftsmanship.
This beauty measures 16" in height by 17" width....it's a wonderful centerpiece for a lavish and luxurious bed, chair or sofa!
Please make sure this will suit you as to size, color and style before you purchase..... Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase as there are no returns or refunds (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT SELL OR SHIP TO CHINA, ASIA, RUSSIA, AFRICA, ITALY & several other areas. Do not attempt to circumvent this by using a freight forwarder as your order will be CANCELED.
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PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT SELL OR SHIP TO CHINA, ASIA, RUSSIA, AFRICA, ITALY & several other areas. Do not attempt to circumvent this by using a freight forwarder as your order will be CANCELED, unfortunately I have had to implement this new policy thanks to scammers from certain eastern countries.