I've always loved throw pillows with tapestry fragments. I'll be adding a lot of them from the warehouse this week - ones I've made over the decades as we changed decor in bedrooms, etc., and some I'd bought made up by some others. Long ago, I bought this pair of sofa pillows along with several others, made from salvaged needlework panel. A charming c.1850-90s panel with an English Victorian needlepoint embroidery stitches, Gros point, in wool - found in London. A cotton velvet backing was used, surrounding the old needlework with French cord passementerie trim. The pillow form inside is feather and down, and I will disclose that once in a while a feather sticks through the needlework. I loved these decades ago and there are 2 others made by that same designer that have the matching thick red cord and the palette (sold separately). Great for sofa or bed. You can see in final images how it can look in mix-match with some of the others I'll be listing for sale separately. Look for more and group some. We're really just trying to clear space, and typically these little decorator pillows from antique fragments go fast, particularly at very low prices we're setting.
Very good to excellent condition on this pair - slightly different sizes, but they came to me as a pair and will remain. No odors, no holes, the old panels show age, just as you want it to, but no damage. Really quite beautiful - great palette of colors. The velvet fabric is used on back, and the needlework panel sewn in full, nice sized at 19" x 12". I used to pay a lot for pillows, velvets and trims (if I made them) - still do if/when I get the urge to redecorate. Now the panels I use are all much older, much pricier, and these need to find new homes. Full measurements noted on the photos.