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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1317765 (stock #BS0003)
This wonderful antique bolster pillow sham has a 3"deep flounce of scalloped lace as well as a 3" insertion of lace of the same design on each end. There is a large mirror imaged embroidered cutwork design on each end as well, This could be interpreted as a monogram of JL. It seems to have never been used, however I have now laundered and pressed it. It is bright white now, with no stains or holes. The fabric is a sturdy, crisp "metis" (combo of linen and cotton). 16 1/2"W X 53"L...
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 : Pre 1920 item #1307319 (stock #S0062)
This is a magnificent example of Punto Ombra or Shadow Work from turn of the century. A specialty revived in Italy at the time, it is stitched very closely in the Herringbone Stitch on the back side of the linen, creating a bas-relief effect on the front. The rich blue of the floss shows through creating the shadow...
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1285354 (stock #BS0002)
This precious open ended sham is a delightful addition to your pillows!Each end has a flounce of vintage Swiss batiste lace trim and the two insertions of different trim. The Swiss have always been known for this type of excellent trim It measures 24" X 13 . You might choose to use a shorter pillow insertion, showing more of the flounce . The cotton of the main between the trim measures 13" X 11 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1285350 (stock #BS0001)
This lovely bolster sham has 2 double rows of pin tucks, a 2 1/2" lace insertions and 2" scalloped lace at each end. It has older machine guided monogram JM with embroidered flowers winding throughout. The fabric is a very fine cotton. There are no stains. There are a few hand mends in the lace which didn't show in photos. I've just laundered and pressed it for you to use. It measures 44" plus 7" of lace trim at each end. A beautiful addition to any bed! Layaways are available...
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 #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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253265
The embroidery and buttonholed scallops with rare little knots around were most certainly hand made by a quite accomplished artist! The satin stitching is so perfect and stands so tall. This piece was almost certainly done by a young woman for her trousseau, as the basket was often a symbol of prosperity in the marriage. Perfect for a young bride today, perhaps as a centerpiece for the vase of flowers (hopefully not carnations) her new husband just presented. I'm so grateful to find such incredi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253015
This c. 1900 large linen centerpiece has 8 bouquets of daisies embroidered in beautiful royal society silk work. White daisies with yellow centers and green stems wrapped around with champagne colored silk embroidered ribbon. The beautifully scalloped edge is worked in silk buttonhole stitching. In excellent condition as found! Measures 19" dia....
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. Luckily, this one was never used! Indeed it is a treasure for collectors. It measures 11.5" and is bright white...perfect for a wedding day! Thank you for visiting! ! ...
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. There is perfect drawn and needle worked border all around with each corner filled with tiny snow flakes,then there is the silky self fringe. It measure 20" X 27" with additional 2" of fringe all around. It is bright white and in very good condition with only one small faint pink stain shown in 5th photo. It j...
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. It measures 12" across not including the 3" of lace surrounding all. Thank you for...
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. Many of the stitches are worked on top in white flo...
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... then you've seen similar! These aprons have seen little use or were most likely well taken care of! The longer one has button on straps that can be removed and used to go around the neck...it also is hand drawn and ladder worked at the top of the bib, it measures 10" bib to waist,27" skirt length,24 inches across waist not including "apron strings" I think it will do the job for anyone! The shorter apron measures 10" bi...
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. Purchased this laundered and I'm selling as foun...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
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This incredible French fine linen "fil se lin" is accentuated with magnificent lace and raised floral appliques... all hand stitched! And of course the side is seamed with french seams with tiny stitching c.1900.A perfect accent for your bed. thank you for visiting!...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230490
Wonderful and unique boudoir pillow hand crocheted in a airy pattern. Excellent condition! Now freshly and safely laundered for you! ...