B780 - SOLD
This is a divine antique French linen trousseau / dowry sheet dating from the 19th Century. It is of lovely quality and is beautifully hand embroidered and monogrammed with the initials J & M.
The lowest edge of the sheet has a ladder stitch border with a central embroidered monogram. The monogram is 14 cm (5.5 inches) high x 27 cm (10.5 inches) wide. It has the letters J & M beautifully embroidered with smooth satin stitch and each letter is adorned with a sweet flower and leaf design.
The linen of the sheet is fabulous. It is very heavy, has gorgeous texture and drapes beautifully - it would make a divine curtain. The colour is a true antique white.
The sheet has a seam down the middle. It has been laundered and is very crisp and fresh. It is in good servicable condition with just a little reminder of it's age. There is a tiny pin prick hole near to the monogram and a couple of tiny areas to the left of it where the weave of the linen is not as tight as that of the rest of the sheet. On the bottom edge of the sheet is the merest scattering of tiny rust marks. Please look at all the photos.
The sheet measures 220 cm (7 ft 2.5 inches) long x 208 cm (6 ft 10 inches) wide.
This superb antique monogrammed sheet would make a lovely wedding present. It would be perfect for a bed and would also make a divine curtain.
Another fabulous antique French textile find from La Belle Ètoffe!
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U.K. Delivery £10.00
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Possible delivery method: France