Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Splendid Antique Linen Napkins with Turkey Red Embroidery

Item Number N09003

Quaint and decisively early, these antique napkins are just extraordinary.  They were clearly designed and created by a talented embroidress with just a bit of whimsy in mind for her guests.   Each napkin has a different saying or phrase on it stitched in turkey red.  The lettering is in the old English style, as is the vernacular used in the sayings.  The lettering on some of the napkins is more faded than others, a sure sign of use and wear.  Considering their age I would say they are in excellent condition despite a few tiny holes on two of them.  One also has just a tiny bit of age that I found difficult to photograph, below.  I am placing this set at the very beginning of the turkey red period, about 1850. 

Spectacular, priceless, whimsical...as found.  15" X 14.5"

6 napkins (1 additional napkin included for a total of 7 -- usable with a larger hole) 

Item Sold

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