Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Best Antique Matelasse Marseilles

Jacquard Coverlet with Trapunto Perk

Item Number S12205

I really enjoyed photographing this lovely piece...can you tell??  And what a joy it was to handle such a pristine antique textile!  Heavenly days, this is the nicest antique matelasse I've owned.  These wonderful matelasse coverlets, called "Marseilles coverlets" in the old c.1880's catalogs after their French origins.  The older pieces were made by painstakingly separating the looser weave backing and pulling a cotton filling through with tweezer like tools to fill in the design, the resulting perky effect being called "Trapunto".  This piece has the looser weave backing but I simply can't tell if it was made this way.  This piece has palpable thickness within the pattern and bears all other evidence of quality including the herring bone woven selvedges and the thickness of the piece.  It is quite heavy and plush.  Nothing on the market today even comes close...

The color is cream -- it looks darker in the photos than it is in person.  It was rarely if ever used and has a laundry label sewn in one corner, "Hand Work".  It is spotless and in near perfect condition.  Absolutely delectable!   Freshly laundered and pressed, in perfect condition.  c.1880's - 1900.  81" X 81"

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Antique matelasse / Marseilles coverlet

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