News-Antique.com - Aug 01,2007 - If you're a pushover for Scalamandre silks, a lover of historic house interiors, or otherwise have fine fabric as a key part of your personality make-up, you have to come to 942 Third Avenue, New York City, for one of the great sales of this 2007 Summer season.
Scalamandre is relocating offices and cleaning out various storage areas and has filled up two floors of their old showroom building with great quantities of closed out material, short ends, showroom furniture, fixtures, and props, weaving artifacts, wall papers, and many choice selections from their renowned archive department.
And even if you can't make it into the City you can visit Scalamandre For Sale On Line, at http://gallery.lldspecialtysales.com/ and buy directly off the Internet.
The banners on the awning announce the Scalamandre Summer City Sale and buyers are loading up on all manner of fabrics from silk damasks and brocatelles to linens and blends and fine cotton prints. There are large bolts, piles of shorts ends, and many large showroom panels of 4 or more yards each.
In addition to all these fine fabrics, shoppers are finding showroom furniture and fixtures such as chairs, display cabinets, and lighting, as well as rugs and complete drapery sets.
Scalamandre was US agent for the French company Elitis for several years and this sale offers a large selection of Elitis wall papers as well as some Elitis furniture.
There is also a large selection of original silk screens once used in Scalamandre's Long Island City mill and some cool showroom props and display pieces.
The Manhattan sale will continue into the month of August. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, or by appointment.
Scalamandre In The City Sale is an extension of the now famous Scalamandre Artifact Sales that LLDSS organized at Scalamandre's Long Island City mill in 2005, and the Internets auctions presented on AntiquesYes.com in 2006.
LLD Specialty Sales is managed by Jill and Web Wilson. They can be contacted at either 401-935-8085 or 401-339-5522.
Visit www.lldspecialtysales.com frequently to shop on line and to check out the fresh sale items arriving almost daily.