Beautiful Antique Hand Painted French Fabric Design
This is a beautiful original mid 19th century French hand-painted gouache design or cartoon for velvet or velours on heavy paper, its date is unknown, but is contemporary with others I purchased which date between the 1840s and 1870s. It came from Lyon, a super hand painted 19th century design for reference, it would look great framed.
It measures about 15.5" by 12" or 38 cm by 30.5 cm. This was a working design, so there may be some signs of wear & tear commensurate with age & use, with possibly some creases, tears, patination, marks, please see photos for individual condition.