Antique French linen cotton cushion pillowcase or sham with monogram embroidery G V and ladderwork border.


Shipping to United States: $15.00

A beautiful fine vintage or antique French white linen and cotton pillow sham or cushion cover, with neat ladderwork edging all around.

The embroidered monogram is G V which is exquisitely hand stitched.

The pillowcase probably dates from the end of the nineteenth or early twentieth century, there is a mixture of hand working and machine sewing in the construction and embroidery. The textile is fine and has a high thread count, very good quality. The case is square, and there is a border of textile around the edge in the style known as an Oxford pillowcase, worked by hand with a ladder or eyelet border. The back of the pillow has a simple inner overlap envelope closure.
On one corner is a tiny label for Metis fleur bleu, toile de Gerardmer. This was a quality textile producer and fleur bleu is the quality assurance mark or trademark for Metis, the blend of cotton and linen fibres used for this item.

Size approx length 73cm at outer edge, 63cm inside. The item is almost square. 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. Condition is very good, the item has been laundered beautifully in the past. I found only one tiny pin head sized spot.

The inner cushion is NOT included.

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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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