5465 RICHELIEU in bittersweet & pale grey Fortuny Printed Cottons
Richelieu Pattern

RICHELIEU in bittersweet & pale grey

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Playful in design, RICHELIEU portrays a fascinating tale of 17th-century Europe through the symbols of a lion (Spain), an eagle (Austria), and a lily (France). The clergyman and statesman Cardinal RICHELIEU was a shrewd foreign minister with a hunger for power– especially over the Hapsburg Dynasty in Austria and Spain. Even the caterpillars on the lily (enemies within) must be brought to heel before almighty France, as a famous etching shows. Along with amassing power, RICHELIEU was a renowned patron of the arts whose collection of painting and sculpture, once housed at the now disassembled Chateau Richelieu, was Europe’s largest at the time.

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100% Long Staple Cotton


Iron on reverse side with low setting at 110C /230 F. Do not steam. Suitable for dry cleaning.


Fortuny fabrics are appropriate for all your furnishing needs, including upholstery, wallcoverings, window treatments, pillows, and other home accessories.


Each running of Fortuny is a piece of art in its own right. With subtle variations in color and texture, no two runnings are ever the same. Dye lot cuttings will be provided for review upon reserve.