| Sheila Howell

How to Hang Antique Posters and Textiles (Without Destroying Them)

feature image courtesy of Architectural Digest 

Antique textiles, maps and posters are meaningful souvenirs of your travels and adventures, and easy to pack up and carry home. While framing is a simple - although sometimes expensive - solution to displaying ephemera and textiles in your home, there are other ways to hang and display posters and fabrics in your home. 

How to Display Antique Scarves and Textiles

Turn An Old Ladder Into A Display Rack 

Vintage Ladder Textile Display

The Spruce

For smaller textiles you can turn an old ladder into a display piece, says The Spruce. "Just lean the ladder against a wall, with the bottom inclined outward enough to steady it, and fold your textiles to the right size to fit between the rails. Then, slip your textile over the rug and let it hang there."

Hermès Scarf display system
Hermès at $570

Scarf Display System
Hermès wall mount to display your scarves. Five Clou de Selle magnets securely hold your scarf in place without damaging the silk. Wire attachments hook onto metal wall mounts. Includes 4 screws for wall mounts. Some assembly required. Scarf not included.  

How to Display Antique Posters or Maps 

The obvious method to display your antiques maps and posters is to frame and hang them on the wall. But what if you don't like to frame your posters and maps? While for some a frame accentuates the piece, for others it takes away from the artistry. Some people prefer a more casual, unframed look for their art and collectibles. 

Here are two solutions to display and hang antique posters and maps that don't require a frame:

Damage Free Magnetic Poster and Picture Hangers by GoodHangups
$9.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond

Good HangUps

Good HangUps lets you hang and display your artwork easily and without any mess. This magnetic hanging system is removable and reusable so there are no holes, no hooks and no damage to your walls or your artwork. Works on all types of wall surfaces.

Well Made Gallery Stiicks 
from $19.99 at Well Made

Well Made Gallery Sticks

STiiCKs® work like a clamp, using real wood and strong magnets to frame art. This solid wood framing alternative is perfect for standard or odd size prints, posters, photos and linens. Install using screws, string or even 3M Poster Strips (not included).

European Finds Vintage and Antiques Posters, Maps and Textiles 

1950 French Foire Exposition Poster


French poster promoting the Foire Exposition de Saint Maur. Great colors with black background, blue, yellow and red graphics. The date is a prominent feature as well.

Slight tears in the surround of top left corner

HEIGHT:  39.5 in plus 1 in border

WIDTH:  26.5 in plus 1 in border

Originally $495.00 ---> Now $396.00



Antique Handwoven Cotton Linen Coverlet

Antique Handwoven Cotton Linen Coverlet

Super soft handwoven fabric was designed at the time as a bedspread. It is lightweight and subtle cream color. It was made on a smaller loom than the commercials ones used today. As such, three pieces of fabric are woven together to get the width. It is the perfect weight and size for a cozy throw or coverlet or even a tablecloth.  

I met the granddaughter of the lady that made this. Such an incredible story of how the love and skill of weaving has been handed down generations. She talked about how as a little girl she and her friend would help her neighbor with the linen flax because they wanted the lovely blue flowers to make bouquets. 

Circa 1910

W 60" L 83" 



Antique Map of Euro Russia by Brightly and Kinnersley

Antique Map of Euro Russia by Brightly and Kinnersley

An interesting early 19th century map of European Russia, largely prior to the imperial expansions. Referenced as Muscovy or Russia in Europe.

Colored and well detailed topographically and by settlements. 

Printed in London in 1806
Cartographer: C Brightly and E Kinnersley
Very good condition. Slight toning. Colored. Issued centerfold.  Unframed.

H 14" W 8.5"



European Finds has antique and vintage maps, posters and fabrics in our online antique warehouse. If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call, and perhaps we can help you find the perfect piece!  We also provide antique sourcing services if you are looking for a specific piece.  

Contact: customerservice@europeanfinds.com 

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