19th century Portiere, velvet rope, twisted rope and tassels

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19th century Portiere, velvet rope, twisted rope and tassels

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I had a very lucky day shopping craigslist today. I got two great items that really compliment our house. First is this rope and tassel portiere. It is in pristine condition. How this escaped damage over the years is beyond me. I have no doubt it is original 19th century portiere. It now adorns the doorway between the foyer and the parlor.

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The next thing I found is this height adjustable oil lamp. It's very a simple yet elegant utilitarian type with a milk glass shade.

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$100.00 for the portiere!
$50.00 for the lamp!
Hanging in our house...Priceless!

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BEAUTIFUL!

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Wow, you really did score! Your house is so lovely.
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Thanks for the compliments, I have done a little looking around and I have only found 2 antique photos depicting this type of portiere. I wonder how many have actually survived. Dose anyone here know of any?

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Wow! That portiere is amazing.
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That is so cool. You were destined to have that hanging in your doorway.
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Post by downtowndahlgren »

I've seen just a couple of the rope portieres on eBay, and coveted them too. I even have a similar space to yours to use it in. But, I know the cats would view a rope portiere as a new jungle gym, so I've never bid on one. Great finds!

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Wow; excellent buys; very fitting for your beautiful home. Congratulations.
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I know that I have sseen a website with numerous photos of exquisite, intricate rope portieres. I just can't remember where. I just did a google search and one of my hits turned up a 1920's advertisement from Wrigley's chewing gum, offering the rope portiere as a prize. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1 ... e-52067099 :mrgreen:
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pqtex wrote:I know that I have sseen a website with numerous photos of exquisite, intricate rope portieres. I just can't remember where. I just did a google search and one of my hits turned up a 1920's advertisement from Wrigley's chewing gum, offering the rope portiere as a prize. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1 ... e-52067099 :mrgreen:
pqtex,

That's great, thanks for the link. That one actually resembles the one we now have except ours is a solid color, light brown/gold. Wouldn't it be fun to know if ours had been a prize for chewing alot of gum. I could always fib and tell people that when we give tours. :lol:

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