News and views from a British antique textile dealer who has always sourced the best linens and fabrics from La France Profonde. Now branching out into Vintage Armchairs for Seniors needing comfort and support. Contact: email@example.com
Saturday, 15 October 2011
ANY CONNECTION ?
Modern repro Braquenie
On my last buying trip to France I bought a very large quantity of printed cotton, all made up into four- poster bed hangings, and thought that the pattern of little bunches of flowers and twisted ribbons in an alternate blue and red ribbon trellis, was one of the very prettiest I have seen - so simple and fresh; I wondered if it might be a Braquenie (one of the best and most famous of the pattern printers from the 18C. onwards until Pierre Frey took them over). So I was rather excited when I saw a very similar pattern (by Braq. and Pierre Frey repro) in a magazine feature this week. The cost is £156 per metre, a bit more than I paid for my shabby chic bundle! I would love to know whether my attribution could be correct? What think ye? Has anyone ever seen this pattern before?? Do copy, if there is no copyright; I think it is a winner as you could go with the blue ribbon, or with the pinky red for your room decoration. See BLOG Ravissante