A double-sided continental pillow, the front is French, circa 1730’s, brocaded silk damask depicting sprays of flower. The flowers employ six different colors of silk and gold metal thread that is now showing the yellow silk thread it was wound around all on a deep coral ground. The back is Italian, circa 1650, green silk damask depicting individual stylized flowers. Both sides are edged with a 19th century French gold metallic trim depicting grape bunches, grape leaves, wheat sheaves and maple leaves. The insert is 100% pure down for added softness. Perfect for a bed or sofa, you get two pillows in one since you can use either side.
Condition: The front is pieced in two pieces, which is typical of something well over 250 years old since the fabric more than likely came from a court gown.
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