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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 #1238573
This vintage Irish linen cloth for tea or table top is filled with such wonderful patterns in its damask weave. Olive branches, fleur de lis, clovers, and geometrics literally cover it...
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 : 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
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230265 (stock #TC0067)
This extra long table runner is absolutely fabulous! A true work of art and labor of love, handmade by some young lady possibly for her trousseau. The inserts at each end have stylized oak leaves and floral shapes. The natural color ecru linen has perfect needleworked drawnwork forming tiny little snowflakes where it crosses at each end. It is edged all around with crocheted lace in petite fan shapes...
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. 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1220878 (stock #LT0069)
This vintage intricately hand monogrammed towel has so many swirls and curls embroidered throughout the letters, It's really hard to tell...perhaps VOC or LOC? Wow, it could be almost anyway you choose to see it. The 2" rose damask border is on all 4 sides, turning each corner. There is hand drawn hemstitching, on each end. The embroidery is not professional, but certainly by a very practiced embroideress, perhaps for her trousseau. Never used, it's in perfect condition, bright white and crisply...
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 : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1219202 (stock #LT0067)
This huge and fab huck show towel might have been hand made by a young girl for her trousseau. The unusual moniker of DB has room in the center for the initial of her future husband's initial. Each end has 8 " of hand knotted fringe, as well as 4" of tambour work on each end in a most delightful pattern. This incredible towel, was hand created most likely in the early 1800's when most tambour work was worked white on white. The name Tambour comes from the french word meaning drum, as the fabric ...
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. The design and handwork are excellent! Each flower is so unique. There is a silk cross stitched background pattern in white and champagne as well as a golden colored border on the 2 1/2" flanged hem edge. There are a few broken silk threads and slight color run as seen in photo, and faint sto...