French Toile de Jouy Fabric Pillow "The Delights of the Four Seasons"
For this delightful hand made French Textile pillow I used:
The Front: A charming French Toile De Jouy print . The scene, titled "Les Délices Des Quatre Saisons“ (The Delights of the Four Seasons) was first printed by Jouy in 1789. This lovely textile was printed later around 1910 or so. Creamy linen copper plate printed in a madder red. As its name suggests, The Delights of the Four Seasons , illustrates the changing occupations and games that symbolize every season. The dance around the May tree represents spring, the wheat harvest & picnic portray summer. According to tradition, grape picking evokes autumn, while a sleigh gliding over the snow and a skating scene symbolizes winter. A most delightful depiction of rural French life in the late 18th century!
Back: A fabulous creamy nubby homespun linen, hidden sipper closure.
All in very good antique condition. Perhaps a small age mark or two as to be excepted for age and use!
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This pillow measures approximately 12" x 20"
90/10 feather/down insert custom made in the USA
Designed and made by hand in my Vermont studio.
If you are interested in coordinating pieces please contact me I would be delighted to help!