Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk Embroidered Centerpiece

"Pansies and Maidenhair Fern"

Item Number T28107

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 industry of embroidering 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.

No Southern winter garden is complete without Pansies...

Rarely seen realistic silk embroidered pansies embody the perfection sought with the society silk embroidery style on this exquisite antique linen centerpiece.  The Kensington stitch used layers, directionality and fine gradations of shade to achieve the botanical realism we have come to so thoroughly admire.  The silk shading is so fine and the details are carefully thought out and executed.  Creamy white linen is fine and clear ... Absolutely beautiful -- a jaw-dropper at first sight!  Freshly laundered and pressed, in excellent condition.  I could find no flaws  c.1890 - 1910  21" round

 Item Sold

Antique society silk embroidered pansies doily centerpiece

$225

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