THE VICTORIAN NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW SHOP
We specialize in vintage and antique needlepoint for which the history is unknown in most cases. Some of the needlepoints may have come from benches, chairs or former pillows. Most of these needlepoints are out of wool yarn. Those that were former pillows were hand soaked, rinsed and block dried and are being sold as they were found but with new interior feather pillows. Most needlepoint items we have reinvented into lovely feather filled pillows. Each vintage or antique needlepoint was gently hand soaked, rinsed several times and then hand blocked to dry. We have coordinated new fabrics and trims to each unique vintage or antique needlepoint and then made or purchased separate feather and down filled or feather pillows to put in them. All needlepoint pillows come with zippers for ease of care.
All vintage and antique needlepoints should have their inner feather pillow removed prior to washing. Hand wash needlepoints in a mild soap like Woolite and rinse gently several times and block flat to dry.
These are one of a kind vintage and antique needlepoints. They make lovely heirlooms to be pasted down from generation to generation.
Upon special request, we can custom make a Needlepoint or Tapestry Pillow using one of our Available Antique or Vintage Needlepoints and Tapestries. We do carry in inventory some matched sets of needlepoints. Please click on the Tapestry link to see one of our Custom Made Tapestry Pillows we made for a client using Silk material with an Antique French Tapestry with its original metallic trim.
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$199.95 Vintage Needlepoint Silk Pillow of an Elderly Gentleman - Item#571
This is a 16" x 18" Vintage Needlepoint of an Elderly Gentleman with his pipe. The gentleman's pipe and vest have rhinestone embellishments on them. We do not know if the embellishments are original to the needlepoint. Victorian woman did put beads in to their needlepoints. So it is hard to tell. The Needlepoint is framed and backed on a gorgeous pleated sage colored silk. It is edged around with a multicolored tassel trim in golds, sages and deep rose. There is a hidden zipper in the back. The inside of the pillow is lined with a cotton backing to protect the needlepoint and the silk. It has an inner feather pillow. It truly is a gorgeous pillow. Please click on the picture to see additional pictures of the front and back of this pillow. It would be wonderful in a library, office or den.
$249.95 Antique Tapestry Pillow of a Courting Couple in the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles, France - Item#235
This is a 18" x 18" large antique Victorian tapestry of a courting couple on the gardens of the Palace of Versailles that was made into a gorgeous pillow. The french scene is a romantic one of a couple among the gardens of Versailles. The background color is a muted mustard and sage color. The other color that came through after several gentle soakings was a light lavender.
This tapestry was found in an old trunk in the attic of an estate. It was found amongst items dating from the 1800s. We are pretty sure that this tapestry also dates to that period in time. We have trimmed the pillow in a gold fringe that matches beautifully with this aged piece. The pillow back is backed in a washable suede fabric in cream with a zipper closure to ease in hand washing the item. The interior has a nice feather and down pillow. We actually had to very gently soak this tapestry several times for the true colors to show through.
There is one 1/4" spot were there is some frayed threads. We did not repair this spot since we thought it better left alone. You will have to look very close and hard to find it. We did repair one 1" wide weak spot in the top center, but you can not see the repair. Actually is in excellent condition for its age. Truly as gorgeous pillow and is our favorite.