Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

           Antique European Linen Shams

           Gorgeous Triple Monogram

     Item Number P14005

Fine antique European linen is just different than domestic or contemporary linen.  These softest antique linen shams are surely of European origin of the finest long fiber flax linen --they are likely French or Italian as that is where so much of the finer linen was produced through the first part of last century.   The best linen was wet spun using the ancient hand method verses the more modern dry spinning method that was introduced in the late 19th century.  Wet spinning of long linen fibers produces the finest weave and the softest, most supple hand that is instantly cool to the touch.  This delectable linen is readily identified by textile aficionados (moi) who have experience dealing in finer European pieces...

Crisply stitched nun's pleats, or tucks, surround all four sides of these antique linen shams.  The fabulous script monogram is large, 5" X 4", and was professionally designed and embroidered by hand.  I confess, I am stumped on the initials...seems to have an L and a D and perhaps another L... The buttonholes are hand sewn and made for handmade cotton shanks which I am sad to say did not come with the set.  A single tiny hole is the only flaw, shown below.  Yummy... Freshly laundered and pressed, in excellent condition.  c.1890 - 1915.  29.5" wide X 27.5" high

 Item Sold

Pair of antique linen shams, triple script monogram

Antique monogramming and collecting information for your trousseau...

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