Friday, 18 May 2012

More from the Chappelle Rouge French Brocante in the UK

I love this wonderful place, a huge, sprawling barn jam-packed with French treasures; furniture, mirrors, textiles, kitchenalia, linens, textiles, costume, architectural and agricultural salvage and plenty more.

Chappelle Rouge,
Cherry Tree Farm,
Henfield Road,
Small Dole,
West Sussex,
Tel: 07931 660592 or 01903 816422

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A Delivery of 19thc toile Fragments for Study

I have just received a very interesting package through the post, a small selection of early 19th century French printed Bolbec & Nantes toile fragments. While they are all quite small or tatty, all are of great cultural interest, helping me with my research. I have had pieces in a couple of these designs before, either exactly the same or a slight variation implying a different manufacturer or new copper plate or roller.

I always try to buy scraps like this whenever I can, as they are always good reference pieces; I keep some and sell some on to other curious textilophiles, they often get framed as the vignettes are so evocative, or are used for small projects such as patchwork.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Website French Florals & Toiles

Here are the first of the new textiles to be listed for sale on my website, some small but exquisite pieces of mostly 19th century French printed cottons. Happy New Year!

Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles