Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Linen Society Silk Embroidered Tea Cloth

"White Poinsettias"

Item Number T24506

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 beautiful piece of embroidery came from that period and represents the very best of technique, materials and design.

White poinsettias are fabulously embroidered on this special antique society silk tea cloth.  Colors in crisp greens, gold and white are expertly embroidered in this most rare of subjects for the society silk genre of art needlework.  A carefully executed delightful design is nearly identical in all four corners!  More wonderful in person...Refreshingly different but in keeping with the characteristics of the style.  The linen ground is creamy white...Offered in near perfect condition, freshly laundered and pressed.  c.1900 - 1920.  35" square

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Antique tea cloth, embroidered society silk "White Poinsettias"

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