“Gossips,” by Virginia Lee (Burton) Demetrios
18” square | $395 | Available at Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design, Essex
Original textiles from the legendary Folly Cove Designers, the artists collective in Gloucester that successfully operated for decades under the leadership Virginia Lee (Burton) Demetrios, are rare. These pillows are made from the original hand-blocked textiles. In the last 20 years, Andrew Spindler has become both expert and leading dealer of original Folly Cove Designers textiles. These down-filled accent pillows are made from those original printed textiles. Burton’s “Gossips,” in the foreground, is one of her most famous prints. “Story and a Half” by Folly Cove Designer Peggy Norton, circa 1958, is behind it in blue (11” x 15”, $275 each) as well as “Home Port” by Louise Kenyon, circa 1949 (9” x 15”, $375 each).