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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1256059
This amazing fine linen tea cloth or centerpiece has the most beautifully executed Italian reticella drawnwork and perfectly stitched embroidered floral designs all by hand. The embroidery stands out and is heavily stitched with precision. The needle lace drawn work is some of the finest I have seen, with intricate designs throughout. It has 3 " of hand made bobbin lace surrounding it. It measures approx. 44" in diameter...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253822
this beautiful set of 4 cocktail,tea napkins or even doilies has the most intricate pulled lace, filled with Maltese crosses and then hem stitched all 4 sides. All are freshly laundered. There is 1 shown in photos with what seems to be a small flaw in the weave of the fine cotton fabric. Only shows under close inspection. Measure approx...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1251209 (stock #B0011)
What a wonderful and rare piece in such good condition.! These are seldom found since they are meant to be passed down through families for babies christening. This fine white Swiss embroidered eyelet cotton cover would have been used with a cotton or wool pad inserted into the back side to provide warmth and support for the little one bundled inside . The front cover has rows of fine "nun's pleats" or pin tucks interspersed with rows of the embroidered eyelet trim...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1238608
This beautiful linen hanky is edged with elaborate chemical lace. Chemical lace, an imitation of finer laces of late 19th and early 20th c. is rare to find in such perfect condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1237968
The work in this piece is so fabulous! In the style of antique embroidered painting, the roses are just perfectly executed by hand, in the finest petit point stitches. In addition ,there is the hand made lace surrounding it. It is in excellent condition for its age and would be so delightful for your tea, dresser top, framed or even made into a pillow! The faintest of storage stains are barely visible in photo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1960 item #1237315
Delightful for serving, rolls, biscuits, scones, or whatever you choose! I found this one in Switzerland in perfect condition. However I have washed and ironed it, so now it is ready for it's next tea or dinner party! The 3 layers of cotton are scalloped in French blue with embroidered accents on the 2nd layer. When the center cord is drawn and tied, pockets for 12 rolls or sweets are created. And you might add a jar of jam, honey, or clotted creme in the center! It measures approx...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
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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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1215914 (stock #TX0012)
This is an absolutely delightful example of "society silk" embroidery in Kensington stitch which uses layers,directionality and very fine gradations of colors and shades to create classic botanical realism...
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. 10 1/4" square ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1940 item #1198588 (stock #A00016)
This charming French night gown is heavily embroidered around the bodice with flowers, foliage, birds, eyelets, and even a dragonfly surrounding the off center monogram MB. The crisp vintage cotton sheeting is ever so white! All the embroidery including the monogram is older machine type, precise and heavily padded. Even the birds are filled with tiny french sanding stitches! It fastens on the shoulders with tiny mother of pearl buttons and the neckline and arm holes are edged with lovely Fren...
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!. It measures 72" long, and each end has 15" of hand made lace and knotted tassels. There is 3 1/4 " of drawn needlework crosses near each end. The center embroidered area measures 18" across with 3 1/2" tall NP monogram. Absolutely...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1173109 (stock #A0020)
This French cami is absolutely breathtaking! It is completely made by hand. The condition is wonderful for it's age. It fastens in the back with 3 tiny Mother of Pearl buttons, with little loops that might eventually need replacing as they are rather fragile. The satin straps are 1" wide. It measures approx. 35" across the lace at the top. I think it would fit small to medium size as it is gathered and can accommodate different bust sizes. It's clean and sold in found condition. Feel fr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #1154520 (stock #H0002)
Fine,almost handkerchief weight linen,with cutwork and incredibly exact hand embroidered designs on this antique piece, most likely created by a young girl for her trousseau. It was meant to keep and protect her handkerchiefs, gloves, or perhaps lace collars or veils. Of course, it could be made into a charming boudoir pillow! The exquisitely crafted basket signifying abundance for the marriage. (Always welcome!) The 3" oval of stylized flowers might have been intended for monograms. The ribbon...
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. Perfect to add to your pile of pillows on your bed, then enjoy the bliss of resting your cheek on this yummy linen! (I flip it ...