Saturday, December 14, 2019

SILKS: Tassinari et Chatel

Maintenon Flamboyant, Tassinari et Chatel

Recently while browsing Instagram I came across a post by noted antiquaire Mary Helen McCoy.
She was showing a stunning pair of chairs 18th-century dressed in a beautiful Lyon silk.
The firm of Tassinari and Chatel is the oldest in Lyon, dating back to the 18th century.  The  one shown here called "Maintenon", has beautiful metallic threads on a very unusual pallet of ruby red with Prussian blue.  Stunning chic of the 18th, still valid for the 21st !  DF