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The Rubelli fabric collection at Corner Spinelli Palace on the Grand Canal in Venice

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The Rubelli fabric collection at Corner Spinelli Palace on the Grand Canal in Venice

The splendid Renaissance Corner Spinelli Palace on the Grand Canal has been the home of the prestigious company of luxurious Rubelli fabrics since 1966.

The Historical Collection and Rubelli Archives consist of more than 6000 textile samples dating from the late 15th century and the first half of the 20th century.

Among the most ancient samples preserved there are fragments of silk velvet engraved in gold, dating to the end of 15th century, and a precious piece of embossed velvet  from the 16th century decorated with a rosette motif surmounted by a crown: a fabric used exclusively for stoles worn by the Procurators of the Venice Republic.

The collection also includes brocades, damasks and velvets, liturgical vestments and robes of the 18th century, empire-style textiles and Rubelli's first production, amongst them the fabrics made for the Royal House and. Among the 20th century fabrics there are even those designed by the famous artist Gio Ponti.

The splendid Rubelli collection can be visited on appointment by contacting the company.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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