Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk

Item Number R07505

The society silk style of embroidery began as a past time in England long before it came to America.  For some women it eventually became a way to earn a living from home.  Perhaps the original American cottage industry, fine silk embroideries could be produced at home and then sold as lots to linen houses for sale in a wider market.  "Society silk" is a popular reference to the Royal Society of Embroidery that produced the silk floss, embroidery patterns and promoted the cottage embroidery of finer pieces.  Additionally, they promoted embroidery "clubs" that fostered friendly competition between members to produce the finest work.   This glorious piece of embroidery came from that period and represents the very best of technique, materials and design.

Antique linen and hand made tape lace runner is exquisitely embroidered with silk roses, stems and petals.  Finest linen tape lace was made by hand for this amazing piece....nothing else would do for such a delectable slice of perfection.  The padded embroidery is perfectly shaded in grand Kensington stitch style that replicates the subtleties of dimension and color of the rose in full bloom.  Scattered petals are the whimsical, unexpected touch...a hallmark of the style.  A single faint gray mark in the linen ground is the only "flaw".  An indulgent, feminine treat... Excellent condition, offered as found.  c.1900  17" X 34.5"

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Antique lace and silk embroidered runner

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