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Vintage Liberty of London Art Deco Silk Fabric and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

$1,000.61Asking Price

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This cushion is a one-of-a-kind and part of a sustainability project. It has been created from an up-cycled, recycled luxury fabric, used with the intentions of promoting a more eco-friendly environment by using already existing materials. We both celebrate and cherish the past and take care with rare and precious vintage and antique materials. Through layers of carefully added backing the delicate fabric has been fortified for longevity and thus preserved. (the original designer/brand has been fully credited below) Description: Fabulous large cushion (pillow) created from an exquisite rare vintage Art Deco Liberty of London silk scarf. Beautifully soft to touch with a unique and luscious stylized feather design and dramatically framed within a bold black boarder. The curved geometry could also be aluding to an exotic snake print. Note the old style of Liberty's logo in the bottom right hand corner. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles, lined with a layer of soft bamboo wadding, filled with new duck feather insert and a concealed zip. Founded by Arthur Liberty, the world famous British department store Liberty of London began trading in 1875 in a small shop called East India House, by the 1920s it was a leading establishment. Liberty was not a designer himself but a businessman who had a gift for recognizing talent and new trends, hiring the top designers of the time. By the 50s the store had a seasonal brochure dedicated solely to it’s scarves and still today a third of the ground floor of it’s magnificent mock-Tudor London flagship store is devoted to scarves. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Liberty produced scarves in designs heavily influenced by Egypt and the Orient, appealing to the continuing fashion for the exotic. Liberty’s block printed scarves on silk by hand were produced in relatively small numbers. This was reflected in their price which were typically double that of a machine print. A characteristic of 1930s prints were soft polka dots similar to the ones seen in this superb example. An artefact from the past and yet it makes an astonishingly contemporary piece for fit today’s interiors. A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric. Handmade in Ireland. Color: Rich antique gold / bright mustard, charcoal grey, leaf green, yellow ochre and faint brown.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Great Britain, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2074311393711

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