Antique Silk Cashmere Paisley Blanket or Throw, in a large size. Recently discovered on our last buying trip, from a dealer who specializes in estate textiles sales from the old large houses. Believed to date to the early to mid 1800's, and beautifully woven with a glorious intricate design with swirls and flowers, all over floral details in rich colors of red, pink, blue, green, black, yellow, russet and black.
It was most likely used as a throw to cover a whole chair or single sized bed, one end is faded from the sun, I have tried to show this in the photos. There are thinner areas and a few pinpricks to the textile when held to light, considered in good condition for the age of this piece, but not perfect. The black fringes have shredded, the other fringes have not. A gorgeous decorative paisley for your collection, to drape on a sofa or chair, a bed, or to use as a table covering. Perfectly imperfect, in as found condition.