Are these costumes original, or being reproduced?
"Villa Rosemaine" is a group of antique textile dealers and collectors who own only original pieces. Therefore the selling pieces are all genuine and in complet relation with their description.
The descriptions are based on experience, researches and knowledge of the members of "Villa Rosemaine".
Do you disagree with descriptions?
We do the description very carefully. But if someone has a different information or analysis from what is said, please don't hesitate to send us your comments. the expertise of antique textile is sometimes difficult, and we can do a mistake even when paying attention. It is indeed an area in which we learn every day, even for the experts. A positive and relevant information concerning a piece will always be added in our comments.
Do you know the antique textiles?
It is very important to say that old textiles belong to the antiques, and even in excellent condition, they are not "new". The customer may not require the same demand as a new item. They are found "as it" and you must always consider the natural "patine" of time and the evident fragility considering their age. We strongly advise people not used to the antiques, to consider this information. Sometimes we have to accept a few flaws to have collection pieces...
What about prices?
The price of items normally reflects their rarity in the current antiques market always trying to keep in a reasonable limit. So Prices are determined by the condition and quality of the piece in the relation with the dealing market today. Prices are all final because there are depending from an agreement between the owner and "Villa Rosemaine". However, negociation is not prohibited as long as you can do a reasonable offer closed to its price.