Design Size - 19 x 19 inches - ( 40 cm.) - Canvas cut 27 x 27 inches (70 x 70 cm.).
The design measures 19 inches square - we stitch-paint the canvases with four extra inches surrounding the design - should you want to extend the backgrounds for finishing into larger chair seats - or for large cushions and pillows.
Choose Zweigart mono deluxe or interlock canvases.
The packaged kits measure aprox. - 20 x 20 x 1/2 inches -- 50 x 50 x 1.5 cms. ( a bit under for shipping volumnes )
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE - YET CLOSE.
A full sized color photograph of the stitched design glued to a foam board - is on one side - with the stitch-painted needlepoint canvas on the other - the wool fibers - are between inside a foam box - all wrapped in a resealable plastic folder with holes to breath.
The stitch-painted canvas is folded back to the design size. Select *OPEN / CLOSE - LARGE IMAGES* or *SLIDES* to view enlarged photographs.
The gift packaged Needlepoint Kits for Chair Seats and canvases contain premium quality materials - including:
This Needlework Tapestry was found as a chair seat in an antique dealers shop in 1999. We reproduced the colors worn after 200+ years of use - as the original colors ( seen on the back side ) were a bright chartreuse - red - etc. Both color combinations ( seen below ) are avaliable as Needlepoint Kits for Chair Seats.
The tapestry design is also available as canvases only - for you to decide the colors you prefer - especially for the background.
A magnificent design - we date from the Empire style era - the rule of Napoleon I - the First French Empire - when it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership. Napoleon I visited French textile - porcelain - and furniture workshops to encourage their increased production for the greater glory of France. More about the Empire Style is found on the Met Website.
The finished designs will make spectacular firescreens as well as chair seats or pillows.
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