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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1285358
This splendid pillow slip or sham is of the finest, fluid and drapey linen! However the intricate and finely worked needle lace or reticella is stunning. Then there is the perfectly executed monogram of MT with floral tendrils of embroidery and teeny eyelets on stems.This hand embroidery, though not professional but certainly by a very accomplished young lady, possibly for her trousseau. Most unusual to find a sham of this age with an open end instead of button closure...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1280709
This large and magnificent layover sham, was most likely created as a trousseau piece with room for the groom's initial in between. The hand monogram is precisely embroidered in raised or padded stitching on fine cotton. However the rows of pulled and needleworked lace are incredible works of art! The deep 2" edge trim is older hand guided machine embroidered. Over all it measures approx. 44" X 31". I have just safely laundered and pressed it, and feel it is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
The European Market
SOLD $275.00
This incredible French fine linen "fil se lin" is accentuated with magnificent lace and raised floral appliques.....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230490
Wonderful and unique boudoir pillow hand crocheted in a airy pattern...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1223419 (stock #CL0066)
One side of this lovely large hand made tea cozy depicts a stunning winged griffin which typically is viewed as a guardian of sacred places...Well, if your tea ritual is sacred to you, then here's your guardian! Even the opposite side is of light to medium weight pale pink linen , enhanced with button hole embroidered cut work in a design of ribbon tied bouquet! So unusual and truly fabulous. Now laundered (I need to press it again, as I photoed while still damp)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #1222661 (stock #P0081)
Wonderful small pillow sham, is completely made with hand stitching, needle lace, embroidery and what appears to be highly collectible Bedfordshire lace. The lace has the significant design with tiny picots in the bridges of the continuous bobbin lace, however I'm still researching it...as always. This 19th c. petite pillow is completely made by hand...every stitch! It encompasses some of the finest hand work in one piece...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1220525 (stock #LT0068)
I found this most unusual towel in Italy, in perfect never used condition. I was the first to launder it! The design might be considered Art Deco, considering the zig zags, diamond and triangular shapes of the embroidery, drawn work, and needle lace...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1930 item #1213625 (stock #H0020)
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SOLD Thank you!$40.00
Ethereal linen lawn handkerchief has 1 1/2" embroidered net lace with butterflies and sprigs of flowers all around. The lace edging was made for it, not pieced together! Perfect for bridal use as well as the butterfly aficionado! I found this unused in Switzerland, but have just laundered it! Oops, I think the close up 3rd photo is of the back side! Will try to redo soon...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1183491 (stock #LT0064)
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SOLD $300.00 Includes shipping and handling TX residents must pay sales tax
Here is a most incredible huge bath towel, could also be used for runner. It has such unique embroidery, padded satin stitch, which has intermittent areas of x's throughout! There are areas of varied needle worked drawn area, as well as eyelets strewn throughout!...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1142546 (stock #P0078)
This fabulous pair of pillow case is made of excellent creamy white antique linen, cool and drapey, as well as sturdy! I doubt that they were ever used. The 3 1/2" large deeply padded triple monogram, B flanked by A & B or C is hand embroidered with small flowers and sprigs. The 2" hand pulled lace is needle worked in a row of clover, followed by a deep hand drawn hem...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #1131570 (stock #TX0041)
What a stunning centerpiece for your table! This lovely needlepoint is edged with the most intricate 1" metallic trim, which has no tarnish whatsoever! Roses, daffodils and vine like cartouche meander around, framing the life size central design of flowers on a background of dusty rose...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1129258 (stock #TX0093)
This fabulous Normandy Lace is breathtaking! It's so rare to find such a perfectly executed piece in perfect condition! I love figural work, and especially winged cherubim. The filet lace and most of the lace appears handmade, usually Normandy pieces are a mixture of hand and machine made lace...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1837 VR item #1129251 (stock #TC0052)
I truly consider this a piece for collectors, as pieces made at home were used until they were just "worn out"! This piece seems never used, but carefully stored wrapped in a piece of homespun linen. From the time when fabrics were made from home-produced yarn, which meant starting from scratch by raising flax for linen or sheep for wool...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1127735 (stock #LT0058)
This delightful towel with swirling hand stenciled poppies on each end is made of interesting textured huck...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1920 item #1126259 (stock #TX0092)
The European Market
SOLD $425.00
Violets, roses, daffodils embellish this very long German bell pull with the original heavy brass hardware and bell. The floral has a dusty pink (Not Hot Pink) background backed with velvet. It measures 63" x 8" The bell mount (shown in 5th photo) is 5" x 4 "Sorry the camera just doesn't show the rich colors. The design is truly scrumptious, with precise hand needlework! Excellent condition!Longest length is 71" X 8" wide, however the chain on the bell can be shortened several inches if preferr...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1125571 (stock #N0043)
The European Market
SOLD, Thank you!
Always a joy to find a large set of such lovely and unique linen napkins in such wonderful condition and at a price I am able to pass on to you! I love the little edging of lace and the insert of the stylized basket of flowers in the corner. Some parts are worked by hand, however the needle lace insertion seems to be machine work. 13" with additional 1/2" lace edging. The symbol of a basket of flowers was usually considered for a marriage, signifying prosperity, making this large set a delightfu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1058654 (stock #P0073)
This most unique set reminds me of an elaborate 9 1/2" petticoat for your bed! This "ruffle" is comprised of a full 5" of handmade bobbin lace with a trail of raised wheat ears, 5 rows of nun's pleats or tucks and a wide lacy embroidered insertion of stylized roses. The bright white 100% vintage(the best way to go green)cotton is lightweight and sturdy,bound with french seams. These are stunning with a fluffy regular size pillow inserted, letting the remainder trail as shown in 2nd photo! Freshl...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #1058644 (stock #P0072)
The European Market
SOLD $265.00 Includes Shipping and Handling in US
Rare to find such a large body of needlework on a pair of pillow cases in perfect condition! Fabulous and elaborate interconnected LS or SL monogram professionally designed and executed, highlights this perfect set of trousseau pillow cases! Notice the fine snowflake like lace filling the L, as well as the tiny sanding stitches throughout! It is wreathed in broderie anglaise with a drawn and needle woven drapey bow. Then there's the 3 rows of openwork! All this on the finest light to medium weig...