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French Vintage Hand  Embroidered Self-Edging or Curtain Valence

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Charming Hand Embroidered French Shelf Edging

Almost every country home in France used to have these charming borders edging the cupboard shelves...in fact one can still buy today the same style of border, machine made of course, in sewing shops. But this one has been Hand Embroidered. I count 17 different motifs with 3 or 4 repeats and a charming scalloped edge worked by a young French homemaker in her spare time to decorate her kitchen.

This border panel was embroidered in red on a pale cream cotton background. This piece has evidently been used and has been washed a few times as the red colour has faded a bit to a soft raspberry shade and there is faint discoloration and a few very faint spots here and there on the cream ground but truly this piece is still absolutely charming and usable...the few flaws being barely noticable.

I think this piece would now make a wonderful window valance in a French country-style kitchen...or even a child's room

This border measures 95 inches long by 9 inches deep.

I have hand washed this piece so it will come to you fresh and clean.


A wonderful country-French accent for your home.


Our Etsy #0418

Price: $75.00 ++Now $50.00++

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French Vintage Hand Embroidered Self-Edging or Curtain Valence


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: Cotton
  • Ships worldwide from France
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