Browsing articles in "Vintage Textiles"

Christie’s, London –

Mar 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

“A Collection Of Chintz Fabric Swatches, Manchester, For The Indian Market, 1910-20” (from which the above image is taken) is one of many interesting textiles being offered at auction by Christie’s Interiors Department in London on April 5th.

VandM –

Feb 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With authoritarian political figures headlining the daily news, this large scale vintage banner of Mao Zedong seems right in step with the times. It’s posted here at VandM, a 1st Dibs-esque site I’m discovering for the first time today. (Weisshouse is the actual seller.)

Commune –

Feb 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

In their March issue, the newly re-vamped Architectural Digest highlights the multi-talented design collective Commune in a photo spread that features their earthy, organic aesthetic and their one-of-a-kind pillows made from vintage textiles and carpets, sold here.

Classic Modern –

Jan 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A screenprinted 1960’s/70’s peacock textile artwork by Hans-Jurgen Schobel for Sodahl of Denmark.

Available for sale here at Classic Modern.

Blodwen –

Dec 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Among the Welsh items for sale at Blodwen: [A] dramatic red and white cotton stripy quilt – a rare and typical example of the Dowry Quilt – worked on by the bride’s family and friends and presented as part of her wedding dowry.

Via Jones Fife.

Happy Holidays, Part I –

Dec 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

After the hub bub, the quiet ensues.  Have a wonderfully peaceful weekend! To celebrate, here’s a seasonally appropriate 19th century American quilt from Woodward & Greenstein.

Tobias And The Angel –

Dec 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Located in London, Tobias And The Angel sells vintage fabrics as well as their own hand printed cloth. From both they produce a range of decorative items sold through their storefront. — They also accept custom orders.

Yorke Antique Textiles –

Nov 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment

There are lots of beautiful things to look at and read about at Yorke Antique Textiles.  A detail of an early 20th century design for a Japanese kimono is pictured above.

Robert Kime at Christie’s –

Oct 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Robert Kime’s fabric collection is among my favorites for its timeless mix of prints and patterns from England, India, Asia and beyond.  On October 27th Christie’s reaches beyond Kime’s brand name by holding an extensive auction of antiques and collectibles from his estate. Above, a grouping of three Indian Silk Brocade Saris with an auction estimate of $640 – $960.

Retro Age Vintage Fabrics –

Sep 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

One vintage fabric site quickly leads to another, but why resist? Based in Australia, Retro Age Vintage Fabrics has an expansive website and blog. Above, a detail of 1980’s sateen by Helen Trast.