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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1270307 (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...
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 : 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...
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...
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
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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. Excellent condition! Now freshly and safely laundered for you! ...
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. I've...
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). You might want to add a separa...
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. The hand crocheted lace at each end measures...
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. Heavily padded French Bourdon embroidery is also outlined on side of the ...
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...