Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Society Silk Embroidered Linen

Damask Tablecloth -- Posies with Battenburg Lace

Item Number T36508

...Splendid!!...like an aging beauty queen, she has not forgotten how to dress to impress.....

 Amazing play between vivid damask, delicately embroidered silk flowers and gloriously detailed Battenburg lace of this fabulous old tablecloth shows us the heart of the maker.  Exceptional handwork brought it to life ...she was a thoroughly feminine, confident woman...

 Inset lace mingles with the detail of pristinely white damask....silk embroidered flowers in warm hues add a bit of symmetry and interest.  The lace is shabby with numerous broken brides, but luckily, there are no out-and-out disheveled areas.  The worst is show below.  In fact, if you fancy yourself one who is handy with a needle, this piece might not seem like a big challenge.  If that's the case, grab it and run as repairing the piece would double the value, or more.  The only other issues are shadowy age, shown below, and a very faint bit of random dye bleed in yellow near a few of the flowers.  This resisted my efforts at capturing it in a photo, and as you can see, this is not intrusive and will be hard to detect, even in person. 

She is grand.  She is old.  But she can still stop a room.  We should all be so lucky at 120 years!  Good, useful condition as described and shown, freshly laundered in LeBlanc Linen Wash, and pressed to perfection.  c.1880's - 1910.  70" X 72" including lace

Item Sold

Antique linen society silk embroidered tablecloth with shabby Battenburg lace and posies

$225

Priced for condition

 

 

 

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