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Appliqued and Embroidered Mantel Cover; Circa 1870; Pa.

Appliqued and Embroidered Mantel Cover; Circa 1870; Pa.


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1900: Item # 1243818
 $425 
$425.

A variety of flowers and a bird and butterfly adorn this unusual mantelpiece cover. The embroidery is all done in wool. Most of the applique is wool with a bit of velvet. It measures 70" long and 9" deep. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.