[B & J sells cotton corduroy in an array of colors.]
[Walnut and corduroy side chair by Georges de Feure, French, born 1868, died 1943. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]
In my mind, you can't beat menswear translated for interiors. A circa 1899 French chair by Georges de Feure wasn't what I was originally thinking for a corduroy post, but this interesting Art Nouveau-influenced piece, with corduroy upholstery, belongs to The Met and, coincidentally, it came from Edward C. Moore, Jr., son of the collector/designer mentioned in the previous post. Since the image here is black-and-white, you can imagine the corduroy to be whatever color you like best.
[1750-1759 waistcoat back, Victoria and Albert Museum.]
[Sid Mashburn cords.]
So, like the French chair, the intricately detailed antique corduroy is far from the Ivy Style pieces that put me on the menswear wavelength. Still, it's one for the get-to-know corduroy file.
BTW, Brooks Brothers' post offers a great synopsis of corduroy history.