Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk

Item Number T20705

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.

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter...gorgeous four season embroidered society silk tea cloth has an intricately drawn and needlelace inner border and double scalloped edge.  The four season theme is apparent with the color variation of an identical bouquet that changes in hue and intensity as you move around the piece.  This is one of the most pleasing pieces in this form I've seen... a very well thought out design and careful execution.  And really, a feast for the eyes!  No flaws...freshly laundered and pressed, in near perfect condition.  c.1880's - 1920.  23.5" X 25"

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Antique tea cloth, embroidered society silk 4 season theme

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