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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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
W 60" L 83"
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.