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Finest Antique Embroidered Basket Linen Centerpiece

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Finest Antique Embroidered Basket Linen Centerpiece

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 incredible pieces which seem to have become a lost art. It is in original condition as found, however I'm sure it will whiten with the next laundering. There are 2 tiny little dark dots, not seen in photos. I'll be happy to hand launder for a small fee, if you inquire. It measures 16". Thank you for visiting!

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