Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Silk Embroidered Centerpiece

Society Silk Perfection

Item Number D17805

Perfect silk embroidered centerpiece is a fabulous example of the "society silk" embroidery style, so named for the Royal Society of Embroidery Silk Company.  They manufactured and distributed silk embroidery floss and authored many needlework booklets and pattern guides in the last quarter of the 19th century through the mid 1900's.

This beautiful large antique linen doily is true to the society silk form with fine gradations of color and life-like realism.  These delightful violets look as if they were just scattered on the linen a few moments before the photo!  The random bloom seen at in the center bottom of the piece is one of the naturalistic elements that define the style. The shading on the leaves is extraordinary.  Divinely beautiful for your English cottage or summer retreat... Offered in near perfect condition, freshly laundered and pressed.  c.1880's - 1900  20" round

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Antique society silk embroidered centerpiece

 

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