Antoinette French Design

Room decor pillows and accessories created with antique and new European textiles.


French c.1800s Floral Pillow (#1192)


This lovely pillow cover is made with a beautiful antique cotton chintz in a floral design that was printed in France in the early 19th century. The design features wonderful flowers and leaves along with ribbons. The colors are rich tones of rose, pink, cream, tan, green, turquoise, blue, and black on a deep chocolate brown background. This fabric was likely originally an elegant dress. There was a hand stitched seam along the side of the fabric when I purchased it.  Because it is a fine and thin fabric I stabilized it with fusible interfacing and lined the front with new cotton lining fabric.  This fabric piece does have a few tiny holes, but the interfacing and lining have given it a thickness for use as a decorative pillow. The back envelope closure is beautiful turquoise-blue and brown stripe ticking fabrics which fasten closed with a single fabric covered button.  See the last photo for detail and the turquoise button!

Approximate dimensions 17" wide x 14" high. Modeled with an 18" x 18" feather/down pillow insert, that may be purchased separately if needed.

Do you wish to purchase an insert for this pillow? We have feather/down and polyfill inserts available in the Inserts section.

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