Antique pure linen pair of embroidered D or J monogrammed French cushion covers pillowcases or shams.


Shipping to United States: $21.11


A beautiful antique pair of French linen pillow shams or cushion covers, with hand embroidered monograms, and hand worked pulled thread edging all around. The pillowcases have a hand stitched initial monogram in the corner which I think is a D but could be interpreted as a C, J or T depending on which way it is viewed.
The pillowcases probably date from the nineteenth century, the sewing in the construction and embroidery is all hand worked. The linen is heavy and quite coarse in texture. It has a beautiful tone of greige, the pillowcases probably belonged to a wealthy landowner's or farmer's wife.
Each case is almost square, and there is a border of textile around the edge in the style known as an Oxford pillowcase. The back of the pillows each has a simple inner overlapping envelope closure which is fastened with small mother of pearl buttons in hand worked buttonholes.

Size approx length 70cm at outer edge, 65cm inside, and width 68cm outside edge, 63 inside. I have used a standard European square pillow which is 65x65cm to give a plump cushion, you could use a slightly smaller filler to give a less full appearance. The textiles have been nicely laundered, there may be an occasional faint dust or storage mark but there are no obvious stains or blemishes.

Price is for two pillowcases, a pair. The inner cushion is NOT included.

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Reviews (1)


Pristine pillow shams - they’re beautiful!

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