Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique French Linen Embroidered

Figural King Size Wedding Sheet

Item Number S24208

The queen of all froo froo, I assure you, in the best of taste and finest of linen.  Heavenly days, I'm breathless as I write this...

Extraordinary embroidered and pulled lace work French wedding sheet is romantically finished with large cherub figures in wide lace on three sides and tall robed goddesses within the center medallion.  "La Nuit....Le Jour" -- "The Night....The Day" in French, is worked into the center panel along with a moon and stars and a bright shining sun. 

Crisp white drapey medium to heavy linen is smooth and finely woven....absolutely delightful! Pulled lace (also called 'punchwork', but not to be confused with drawnwork where threads are actually drawn out from the cloth) at one time was considered poor man's lace because nothing special was required to make it except needle, thread and fabric.  An awl-like tool was used to push ('punch') through the fabric to make a hole that was then caught with thread on all sides.  A pattern was created by carefully counting the threads and making holes as needed to reveal the image.

What we see here is the pinnacle of this style, done to perfection by an expert, professional hand with a very detailed pattern.  Two small light marks are the only flaws, shown below.  Freshly laundered and pressed, in excellent condition.  c.1900 -- 1920 

Reserved

Rare King size -- 102" wide X 106" long

Antique French linen embroidered drawn lace figural wedding sheet or coverlet

$895

This piece has since been PRESSED and is ready for your bed!

 

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Em's Heart Antique Linens

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