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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1307319 (stock #S0062)
This is a magnificent example of Punto Ombra or Shadow Work from turn of the century. A specialty revived in Italy at the time, it is stitched very closely in the Herringbone Stitch on the back side of the linen, creating a bas-relief effect on the front. The rich blue of the floss shows through creating the shadow...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1294263
Just found in Italy, this lovely Florentine letter holder or desk top organizer, is in excellent condition for it's age, with few points of wear.. Beautiful warm patina to the gilding. It has 2 compartments on each side for letters, stationery, or even napkins for a buffet! Delicate curved hand carving to the panels and handle. Ornamented with incised carving on the panels and diamond crosshatching on each end.Highlighted with a rich orange and a green 8 pointed star...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1285358
This splendid pillow slip or sham is of the finest, fluid and drapey linen! However the intricate and finely worked needle lace or reticella is stunning. Then there is the perfectly executed monogram of MT with floral tendrils of embroidery and teeny eyelets on stems.This hand embroidery, though not professional but certainly by a very accomplished young lady, possibly for her trousseau. Most unusual to find a sham of this age with an open end instead of button closure...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1285350 (stock #BS0001)
This lovely bolster sham has 2 double rows of pin tucks, a 2 1/2" lace insertions and 2" scalloped lace at each end. It has older machine guided monogram JM with embroidered flowers winding throughout. The fabric is a very fine cotton. There are no stains. There are a few hand mends in the lace which didn't show in photos. I've just laundered and pressed it for you to use. It measures 44" plus 7" of lace trim at each end. A beautiful addition to any bed! Layaways are available...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1280709
This large and magnificent layover sham, was most likely created as a trousseau piece with room for the groom's initial in between. The hand monogram is precisely embroidered in raised or padded stitching on fine cotton. However the rows of pulled and needleworked lace are incredible works of art! The deep 2" edge trim is older hand guided machine embroidered. Over all it measures approx. 44" X 31". I have just safely laundered and pressed it, and feel it is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1274474 (stock #C0073)
This stunning asparagus/vegetable/ fruit drainer is most rare. I cannot find anything similar to it's style and design. The pierced drain design is elaborate and most unusual. The lovely blue designs are a combination of hand painting and transferware. I found this in Belgium in a favorite antique shop. It sit's on 3 decorated and applied feet.The ornate scalloping is decorated on both sides One small break to the top left scrolled pierce and small chip shown in 3rd photo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1900 item #1262054 (stock #CL0072)
This beautiful tray was most likely from the period between the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the technique flourished in England. It has intricate images painted all in bronze, which is indicative of that period. It is in fabulous condition for it's age, with very little wear to the edges...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1257117 (stock #R0020)
This lovely standing crucifix was for home and also might have been taken with the family while traveling. I love the patina and verdigris! It is heavy cast bronze/brass. The figure of Christ is firmly attached with the 2 little rounds you might see on the back.I found it in Belgium, very dark with age. As I cleaned the back to try to read the impressed markings, the verdigris began blooming, so I continued to clean! I leave it to you, if you want to make it shiny and bright...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1920 item #1256258
This jewelry casket is a very charming souvenir of Reims,France as you can see. It is very heavy (11 oz.)and I'm pretty sure it is pewter. There is intricate detail in the weave and roping of the basket. As well as the floral bouquet on the lid! The inside has the original blue lining, now somewhat faded with age. Two little wire rings hang as handles on each side, one has a twisted detail and the other must be a replacement. It measures 4" X 3" and 3" tall. Circa 1900. Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1256059
This amazing fine linen tea cloth or centerpiece has the most beautifully executed Italian reticella drawnwork and perfectly stitched embroidered floral designs all by hand. The embroidery stands out and is heavily stitched with precision. The needle lace drawn work is some of the finest I have seen, with intricate designs throughout. It has 3 " of hand made bobbin lace surrounding it. It measures approx...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253265
The embroidery and buttonholed scallops with rare little knots around were most certainly hand made by a quite accomplished artist! The satin stitching is so perfect and stands so tall. This piece was almost certainly done by a young woman for her trousseau, as the basket was often a symbol of prosperity in the marriage. Perfect for a young bride today, perhaps as a centerpiece for the vase of flowers (hopefully not carnations) her new husband just presented. I'm so grateful to find such incredi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1252441
This precious piece has cherubs and chariots hand etched then painted on a domed stained satin wood box. Absolutely fabulous! I have just given it a light cleaning and leave the polishing to you if you prefer. The inside has a removable wooden piece for you to divide it in half if you want. It measures approx. 6 1/4" X 4 3/4" and 2 3/4" deep. In wonderful condition for it's age, with the slightest crackling across the ebonized band. thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1238608
This beautiful linen hanky is edged with elaborate chemical lace. Chemical lace, an imitation of finer laces of late 19th and early 20th c. is rare to find in such perfect condition. Luckily, this one was never used! Indeed it is a treasure for collectors. It measures 11.5" and is bright white...perfect for a wedding day! Thank you for visiting! !
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1236131 (stock #LT0072)
This beautiful towel has the most unique damask weave with patterns of checkerboard, diamonds, ferns, and more covering the body. The surrounding border is patterned in ribbons,florals, and foliage. Each end has 1" of intricate hand knotted lace ending in 6" of fringe. If that's not enough, it is further embellished with most unusual turkey red embroidery! This hand work is a combination of tiny intricate stitches creating a candy cane effect. Many of the stitches are worked on top in white flo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1233876
This beautiful creamware plate has such rich detail in the two different wicker moulded and pierced designs all around the scalloped edges. It has the impressed and printed markings of the Waechtersbach Prussia Earthenware co. from 1894 to 1906. There is evidence of wear mainly as scuffs to the raised design areas(as seen in photos). Under magnification, the slightest crazing and small knife scratch can be seen on the front center. It measures 7 1/4" in dia. It's just a beautiful piece esp...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1233611 (stock #LT0071)
The hand embroidery on this large towel is absolutely exquisite! Triple monogrammed in turkey red and white floss, it has deeply padded French post point, as well as acanthus leaves filled with the tightest french knots. Each end has drawn and needle worked borders with hand knotted fringe. The linen toweling fabric has a lovely diapered pattern. It is in wonderful condition with 2 tiny holes and slight stain on the back side ,shown in 5th photo. Purchased this laundered and I'm selling as foun...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
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This incredible French fine linen "fil se lin" is accentuated with magnificent lace and raised floral appliques... all hand stitched! And of course the side is seamed with french seams with tiny stitching c.1900.A perfect accent for your bed. thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230490
Wonderful and unique boudoir pillow hand crocheted in a airy pattern. Excellent condition! Now freshly and safely laundered for you!