Antique Embroidered Kitchen Linens - Cloths with Hemstitching and Floral Designs - Set of Two
True strength is delicate. Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Truly exquisite, these two pieces of antique embroidery feature the most delicate needlework in both their hemstitching and their floral design. The larger of the two, in tea towel size, is pale salmon in shade and features small purple flowers, mint green leaves and teal green dots making up an unusual bouquet of wisteria-type flowers and purple daisies. The small cloth is napkin-sized and features white on white floral embroidery and an intricate corner hemstitch design.
Both cloths are made of tissue-thin cotton that is soft, summery and very lightweight. Like some sort of gorgeous, gauzy dream depicting a faraway life lived long ago, these linens are fragile creatures from a hundred years past. Not ideal for every kitchen job, but a delight for some, both of these linens offer beautiful and bountiful options when it comes to thoughtful serving and display.
- antique cotton
- embroidery and hemstitch needlework
Both pieces are free of stains and spots. The tea towel has three very, very, very small holes (the size of pinpricks) around the middle area of the cloth, most likely due to the age of the fabric, as well as a small thinning area that measures roughly .75" inches x .25" inches near the top left corner. The white napkin is in gorgeous condition with no flaws. Please see photos.
The white napkin measures 10' inches x 10' inches. The pastel tea towel measures 21" inches (length) x 13.5" inches (width).