Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk Embroidered Violets

Pillow Top with Tassels

Item Number C14505

There are some things that have to come to represent an era in my mind...Society silk embroidery, so named for the Royal Society of Embroidery that made both the floss and many of the popular patterns, has come to be known as a past time pleasure of wealthy women with time on their hands. But more than that it was a way for women to create gifts from the heart that adorned every area of the home.  The wonderful pillowtops of the society silk embroidery style are often shabby but this one is in grand shape with it's original lavender braid and matching tassels.  Ground is an ecru to oatmeal natural cotton.  The back is a coordinating silk but it has some faint lavender bleed on it from the braid that was evidently not colorfast.  The embroidery is impeccable and simply dances on the pillow front.  A very light water stain and faint age, shown below are the only flaw on the front of the piece.  Really lovely...worthy of your best chair.... Offered in excellent condition, as found. 

A 20" down /feather new insert will be included for an additional $18.  19.5" X 20"

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Antique Society silk embroidery pillowtop with lavender braid and tassels

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