Just purchased historic fabric samples and stock from the estate of famed Washington decorator Edward Plyler.
He and partner Joseph Cipolari opened a fabric and design firm housed in an opulent mansion back in the 1950’s to provide fabrics and services to the likes of the Kennedy family and Ladybird Johnson. Many of the samples are labeled Scalamandre and dated from the mid century, and are large enough to do throws, pillows and small projects. The best part is they are now piled up and priced at $10/pc in our best kept secret…our clearance basement:
In addition to these treasures , there are vintage pieces from Mario Fortuny, all labeled and in perfect condition. These however, are extremely rare and are proudly displayed in our window:
Mario Fortuny, was a famous Italian costume and set designer from the late part of the 19th century. He then opened a textile company in Venice, that used hand blocked printing techniques on cotton, to emulate 16th century silks. The search for unique and rare fabrics and antiques goes on…