Antique European Linen Shams
Gorgeous Monogram "L"
Item Number P20006
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...
Elaborate Venetian drawnwork in two different patterns, surround all four sides of these monogrammed antique linen shams. Apparently in his and hers fashion, this was done so each sleeper could tell which pillow belonged to whom...The fabulous French monogram "L" is large, 5" X 4", and was professionally designed and embroidered by hand. The buttonholes are hand sewn and close with old shell buttons. I could find no flaws. Absolutely the best. Freshly laundered and pressed, in excellent condition. c.1880 - 1910. 30" square (26" inside)
Pair of antique linen shams, French "L" monogram
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