Rare conversational print fabric, colonial fabric, English tavern people

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This is a very unique vintage novelty print fabric featuring a Colonial Inn motif with various repeating vignettes. Measures 5.5 yards long x 44" wide. This is a large scale print with the vignettes repeating vertically approx. 16-18” and repeating horizontally about 26". Crica 1950s - 1960s

Please zoom in to see the sketched line drawn scenes -- there are 3 dominate vignette scenes -- 1) a woman on the stairs with a dog; 2) Whigged men and women standing by a dining table and chairs; and 3) the largest which is a woman with fan and man playing chess in a sitting room.
Zoom in to see the interior details of the home from the furnishings - curtains, cupboards, rugs, clock, picture frames, upholstered chairs, banister railings, and open windows -- to the mens and women clothing and other fancy details. Interesting sketched line drawings and mottled ground in somewhat sepia toned muted shade of a brownish peachy and beige color that I have matched as close as possible.

Excellent condition - never laundered like new. Based on the burn test - I believe this to be a poly cotton -- or an acrylic blend -- it has a very smooth hand - and has a woven look -- (it is not a knit or slinky) This will hold its shape. FREE SWATCH to exact color match at home and check out the fabric weight. This lends itself to apparel like a shirt or blouse. Dark colors will show underneath and you may want to line it if making a dress or skirt.

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