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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1837 VR item #1316003
This incredible large Hardanger sheet is a true work of art. It is made of 3 panels joined with two seams handsewn with what was known as an "invisible seams" to fit a large bed. So expertly executed that it is hardly seen to the naked eye. This was hand loomed when the looms were so narrow. I imagine it was home grown flax, carded, spun and woven into this white fabric in the period between 1650-1850 when Hardangersom (meaning: work from Hardanger area) flourished in Norway...
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 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 : 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. 44" in diameter...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
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SOLD $275.00
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!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1223145 (stock #LT0070)
This wonderful, well used, obviously enjoyed show towel starts the day with "Gutte Morgen" (Good Morning) in German 55" X 20" It is of a finely woven linen which seems to be hand loomed, embellished with much turkey red work, though there are missing stitches, that don't seem to affect the integrity. It has survived so long and will continue for many more years! Then there is the beautiful single B monogram, highly embellished with embroidered swirls...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1910 item #1222661 (stock #P0081)
Wonderful small pillow sham, is completely made with hand stitching, needle lace, embroidery and what appears to be highly collectible Bedfordshire lace. The lace has the significant design with tiny picots in the bridges of the continuous bobbin lace, however I'm still researching it...as always. This 19th c. petite pillow is completely made by hand...every stitch! It encompasses some of the finest hand work in one piece...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1220525 (stock #LT0068)
I found this most unusual towel in Italy, in perfect never used condition. I was the first to launder it! The design might be considered Art Deco, considering the zig zags, diamond and triangular shapes of the embroidery, drawn work, and needle lace...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1219257 (stock #P0082)
I found this luxurious, finest, and silkiest "fil de lin" French sham in France. It has such detailed needle worked drawn work all around. But my favorite part, besides the exquisite linen is the magnificent BN moniker, with room for the bridegrooms initial to intertwine...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1215914 (stock #TX0012)
This is an absolutely delightful example of "society silk" embroidery in Kensington stitch which uses layers,directionality and very fine gradations of colors and shades to create classic botanical realism. The design and handwork are excellent! Each flower is so unique. There is a silk cross stitched background pattern in white and champagne as well as a golden colored border on the 2 1/2" flanged hem edge. There are a few broken silk threads and slight color run as seen in photo, and faint sto...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1213923 (stock #CL0054)
I just adore the handwork on this lovely handkerchief case!The 3rd photo shows a enlarged closeup, trying to show the beautiful stitching, however the photo just doesn't do it justice!The stitches are so teeny I had to check them out with a jewelers loop! A beautiful, colorful bouquet surrounded by a ring of the same! The silk has a pattern of tiny dots. It seems to be lightly padded, and closes with a shell button. In excellent condition as found in Belgium! 7" X 6.5" What a treasure for yourse...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1183491 (stock #LT0064)
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SOLD $300.00 Includes shipping and handling TX residents must pay sales tax
Here is a most incredible huge bath towel, could also be used for runner. It has such unique embroidery, padded satin stitch, which has intermittent areas of x's throughout! There are areas of varied needle worked drawn area, as well as eyelets strewn throughout!. It measures 72" long, and each end has 15" of hand made lace and knotted tassels. There is 3 1/4 " of drawn needlework crosses near each end. The center embroidered area measures 18" across with 3 1/2" tall NP monogram. Absolutely...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1142546 (stock #P0078)
This fabulous pair of pillow case is made of excellent creamy white antique linen, cool and drapey, as well as sturdy! I doubt that they were ever used. The 3 1/2" large deeply padded triple monogram, B flanked by A & B or C is hand embroidered with small flowers and sprigs. The 2" hand pulled lace is needle worked in a row of clover, followed by a deep hand drawn hem. Perfect to add to your pile of pillows on your bed, then enjoy the bliss of resting your cheek on this yummy linen! (I flip it ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1129258 (stock #TX0093)
This fabulous Normandy Lace is breathtaking! It's so rare to find such a perfectly executed piece in perfect condition! I love figural work, and especially winged cherubim. The filet lace and most of the lace appears handmade, usually Normandy pieces are a mixture of hand and machine made lace. What a wonderful piece for your collection, used as a pillow top or framed to admire! Measures 17 1/2" X 12"