Antique French large fine handwoven linen monogram embroidered napkins set of 8


Shipping to United States: $42.96

A set of eight large and beautiful fine crisp linen napkins or serviettes, hand worked and embroidered with the initials possibly RG or RC.

The linen is of a high thread count, crisp and fine, a really good quality and expensive textile. Each napkin has at each side a woven border of raised threads in white which contrasts with the slightly darker greige of the fabric.

As the monograms were hand worked, they vary very slightly in size and detail. The hems are also hand sewn.

The set of eight napkins is in very good condition. There are very few marks, stains or signs of wear, most look completely unused. Some still have a little pencil mark cross to indicate the centre for placing the monogram when they were sewn, so perhaps these have not even been laundered. The size of each napkin is approx 82 x 67 cm. They could be used as placemats or table settings, or teacloths, in addition to their original use as serviettes.
These items are probably part of a trousseau and most likely date from the early years of the Twentieth Century, although they may be nineteenth century.

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Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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