There's still time to send something personal to the British American couple soon to marry (in addition to a charitable contribution they suggest). How about an antique quilt, a jacquard coverlet, a textile or a hooked rug that has an English-American connection to underscore their union?
An antique textile's visual appeal and historic back story, having originated during the 19th or 20th century, make such a choice a meaningful gift for this or any modern couple.
In the case of Laura Fisher's FISHER HERITAGE gallery (by appointment in New York), it would continue a tradition of providing an antique American gift for English royalty that began with Prince Charles. He chose as a wedding gift a jacquard coverlet with a political inscription block about American Independence related to the time of his favorite king, George III (and at same time chose a Princess Feather quilt for Diana, and a Whig Rose quilt for another lady (Camilla, oh my my!). Years later Wills and Kate received wedding and baby gifts from clients of Laura Fisher's shop also.
An antique 10' long shawl in a Scottish tartan or in authentic paisley, is lovely both to drape or to wear. Either type is familiar adorning royalty in myriad English period portraits.
How about choosing from mid-19th century jacquard double weave coverlets created by British weavers who emigrated to New York State, settled in New Britain, and developed their trade here? Their superb quality woven output, some 170 years later, remains in excellent condition and much admired.
Among the many geometric, floral and pictorial hooked rugs fashioned often in the Canadian east coast and maritime provinces, an apt example for the couple might be the bold crown that had been created for the first North American visit of Queen Elizabeth.
In addition to American quilts, Fisher also carries English quilts, English ‘Marseilles’ white woven bedspreads, and hand knit bedspreads beloved by Englishwomen. .
Other choices include:
* a trapunto white work so-called 'bridal' quilt of extraordinary workmanship
* a Lady of the Lake c. 1875 pieced quilt embellished with applique hearts
* an unusual pictorial silk quilt made with English tobacco premiums of famous actresses of the era
* several choices of the Trip Around the World pattern in which small squares are orchestrated in concentric colorways
* several choices among Grandmother's Flower Garden pieced quilts, a favorite in the 1930s, including a lovely pastel Amish example
Please consult the website for myriad choices, then email or phone for help with your choice. International shipping will be arranged