Extremely fine French white work spread and shams dating to the mid 19th century, 2 shams and one spread. Rare and beautiful and of the highest quality workmanship with microscopic hand work in a variety of stitch's, this kind of quality reserved in the period for only the very wealthy or royality. Beautifully rendered roses, rose buds and foliage with massive central monogram M E , with hand embroidered scalloped edges all on a fine white handkerchief linen. Uncleaned as found directly out of Long Island estate with faint age related oxidation in a couple of areas, scattered pindot spots, occasional pindots scattered thruout all three pieces the spread has a dozen smaller then a pea holes, and 4 nickel sized holes all on the edges, one small repair in the hemstitch detail at the start of the flounce, the spread measures 74" long and 53" wide with a 13" gathered flounce on each side. One of the shams has 7 small period darns, expertly done, dozen smaller then a pea holes, a few pindot age related spots, the other sham has one period darn a few pindot holes 1/2 doz smaller then a pea holes. Museum quality and rare worthy of conservation efforts.
ATlacelinensemb#600 price $2800.00