Chinoiserie Toile Hangings Curtains French Blue & White Rococo
- Exceptionally rare pair of large, Rococo Chinoiserie blue & white cotton bed curtains. Measures: 4ftwide 7ft9"hig.
- Chinoiserie was the height of fashion during the Rococo and these hangings would have been a luxury item, making a exotic statement in the bedroom. They have been used as wall hangings for the last 35 years. - From a private collection, purchased 35 years ago from a set of six removed from a Chateau in France. One was purchased by Nina Campbell who reproduced the pattern as a textile and a wallpaper under the name Asticou which was sold by Osborne & Little and is no longer in production, see below - Striking conversation piece oozing character and charm
Depicting a chinese man sitting on a platform with a parrot inside a ring in an imagined, exotic, fantastical setting of ooseley birds, carp, monkeys, hunting dogs, rabbits, butterflies, pavilions, and exotic plants.
Reference - there is a pattern book containing 53 specimens of wallpaper in the 'Asticou' pattern in the V&A Musuem Produced by Nina Campbell, manufactured by Osborne & Little, pattern book bound in cloth with a cloth handle, Great Britain, 1990-1995. Nina Campbell, Asticou Textile NCF3000/01, PR 81cm, Width 140, Cotton 100%
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Rococo (Of the period)
GOOD. Wear consistent with age and use.
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