Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk Embroidered Pillowtop

"Daisies Keep a Secret"

Item Number C24506

Erroneously identified elsewhere as an Arts and Crafts convention, these pillowtop pieces are actually done in the society silk style.  Using the 19th century English Kensington stitch, each piece demonstrates the best techniques for shading and padding in embroidery designs that reflect realistic and natural elements.  Embroidered pillow tops were a favorite of Victorian embroidresses...their colorful patterns and whimsical mottos were cheerful and uplifting additions to everyday decor.

Secret surprises are the spice of friendship....no matter what, you can not tell until the secret is revealed....sssshhh!  One of the most charming pillowtop mottos I've seen, this one surely must have had a "heart" story behind it....and she clearly loved daisies!  Notice the details...French knot centers, intricate shading...The edges are rough so this could be used in many ways...framed, as a pillow or finished as a centerpiece or doily...or given as a secret gift for your Secret Pal... Offered in excellent condition, as found.  c.1880's - 1910  20" X 21"

Item Sold

Antique Victorian society silk embroidered "Daisies Secret" pillowtop

$145

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