Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk Embroidered Tea Cloth

Trailing Antique Roses

Item Number T18405

Inspired silk embroidered tea cloth is a fabulous example of the "society silk" embroidery style, so named for the Royal Society of Embroidery Silk Company.  They manufactured and distributed silk embroidery floss and authored many needlework booklets and pattern guides in the last quarter of the 19th century through the mid 1900's.

This example of the style that they and several other silk floss makers popularized is true to form with it's fine gradations of color and life-like realism.  The scattered leaf to the left is one of the naturalistic elements that define the style.  This piece is in good to excellent condition with one wear circle that remains from an old stain that is long since laundered away, and several very tiny pinholes, shown below.  The gorgeous Victorian monogram, "MV" is perfectly executed in matching gold silk floss.  Rows of drawn work complete the piece.  Spotless except for a faint water ring from my sloppy ironing job...  Fabulous for the collector  30" square

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Antique linen tea cloth with society silk embroidery and monogram

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