Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

           Antique French Linen Monogrammed Napkins

            Item Number N34505

Enormous antique French linen damask napkins are monogrammed in the center of each, "FB".  Some call them "lapkins" as they were made large enough to cover the substantial skirts of the 19th century, these would definitely qualify as such -- they are over a yard wide by nearly 2.5 feet!  If you love the thought that these were once used at a formal French table seated with grandly attired Victorian guests, these will provide you with ample food for your imagination to be sure. 

The smallish monogram is dwarfed by the large size of the linen but is beautifully executed in a Victorian script.  Each napkin is also marked in two other places with the initials of previous owners.  The thick woven damask is creamy white and quite substantial.  Several of these have ancient darns, the most elaborate is shown below.  These hand darns are so well done they will likely out last the linen!  They are in otherwise excellent condition and are clean and pressed.  c.1860's - 70's   29" X 38.5"

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Set of 6 fabulous antique linen damask napkins / "lapkins", monogrammed "FB"

Antique monogramming and collecting information for your trousseau...

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