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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1837 VR item #1316003
This incredible large Hardanger sheet is a true work of art. It is made of 3 panels joined with two seams handsewn with what was known as an "invisible seams" to fit a large bed. So expertly executed that it is hardly seen to the naked eye. This was hand loomed when the looms were so narrow. I imagine it was home grown flax, carded, spun and woven into this white fabric in the period between 1650-1850 when Hardangersom (meaning: work from Hardanger area) flourished in Norway...
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 #1236131 (stock #LT0072)
This beautiful towel has the most unique damask weave with patterns of checkerboard, diamonds, ferns, and more covering the body. The surrounding border is patterned in ribbons,florals, and foliage. Each end has 1" of intricate hand knotted lace ending in 6" of fringe. If that's not enough, it is further embellished with most unusual turkey red embroidery! This hand work is a combination of tiny intricate stitches creating a candy cane effect...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1235075 (stock #A0001)
Delightful for the holidays or year round! Are you a fan of Downton Abbey.....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1233611 (stock #LT0071)
The hand embroidery on this large towel is absolutely exquisite! Triple monogrammed in turkey red and white floss, it has deeply padded French post point, as well as acanthus leaves filled with the tightest french knots. Each end has drawn and needle worked borders with hand knotted fringe. The linen toweling fabric has a lovely diapered pattern. It is in wonderful condition with 2 tiny holes and slight stain on the back side ,shown in 5th photo...
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 : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1227399 (stock #LT0062)
Oh so precious! These 3 cases might have been hand made to keep a bride's wedding silver! Not professional, but she expertly embroidered them, check out the precise lettering stitches! Each of the embroidered ribboned wreaths is varied in the colors she used. When opened up, each case has attached flannelette stitched to make 12 slots for knives, forks, and spoons, and a flap to secure them.. It seems to be of a linen/cotton blend with pale pink buttonhole hand stitching around all 4 sides...
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 1900 item #1223145 (stock #LT0070)
This wonderful, well used, obviously enjoyed show towel starts the day with "Gutte Morgen" (Good Morning) in German 55" X 20" It is of a finely woven linen which seems to be hand loomed, embellished with much turkey red work, though there are missing stitches, that don't seem to affect the integrity. It has survived so long and will continue for many more years! Then there is the beautiful single B monogram, highly embellished with embroidered swirls...
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...
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. The beautiful BM monogram is in a deco design with embellishments forming a diamond shape. The nicely padded embroidery is done by the older hand guided machine and is of good quality. The linen is a light to medium weight in a creamy color, and t...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1219257 (stock #P0082)
I found this luxurious, finest, and silkiest "fil de lin" French sham in France. It has such detailed needle worked drawn work all around. But my favorite part, besides the exquisite linen is the magnificent BN moniker, with room for the bridegrooms initial to intertwine. Certainly made by a young girl for her trousseau, in anticipation of her bride groom's initial to create their monogram. It has hand drawn work and hemstitching with precise little snow flakes in each corner. The heavily padde...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1214082 (stock #P0086)
This wonderful, cool, and drapey pillow sham is of the finest "fil de lin" with perfectly executed hand embroidery. An exceptionally unique monogram,FW or perhaps you might see it as TW, perhaps made by a young bride for her trousseau, waiting for her bridegroom's initial. The letters of the monogram are worked of tiny satin stitch bound cutwork circles or eyelets in graduated sizes with accents of satin stitched pearls or dots. It has 2 rows of drawn hem stitching all around on all 4 sides, in...
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1154623 (stock #TC0054)
This yummy "butter cup yellow" linen appliqued leaves with embroidered berries on crisp white linen is absolutely divine! All work is by hand and without a doubt by a professional. I feel almost certain it was made in Madeira. It measures 80" X 62" including the wide 2" yellow linen border. The yellow is not quite as deep yellow as the photos show.The medium weight linen is cool and crisp, Oh so elegant! There is a faint small stain, that would not show in photos. There is a tiny hand sewn laun...