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French Antique Linen Damask Napkins "l" Crested Linen Dinner Napkins Serviettes For Sale
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8 PURE FIL DE LIN /SILK DAMASK ANTIQUE FRENCH CRESTED NAPKINS
THIS SET THE CRESTEDINITIAL "L"
THE QUALITY IS SUPERB.
the colour is as I bought them a silver blue pearl
see pic2 taken with contrasting white cloth.
the colour has not shown on the picsonlypic 2
"Fil de lin" is the term the French use for the finest quality fibres from the softest part of the flax. which means the linen has the weight, but will feel so light . The Frenchdescribeit as fluid.THESE NAPKINS WOULD HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLYCOMMISSIONEDBY THE HOUSEHOLD THEY HAVE THECRESTAND INITIAL IN THE WEAVE. the hems are hand turned THERE ARE 8 NAPKINS IN THISLISTINGWITH THEINITIAL"L" IN THE CREST.there are another 8 with the initial "J" or turn them around for a for a "P" so I think 8 with her initial and 8 with hisfascinatingI have not seen this before. I HAVECHOSENTO SELL THEM AS 2 SETS.THERE ARE 8 NAPKINS
HUGH SIZE 37" x 32"
THEY ARE ALL IN WONDERFUL CONDITION JUST 1 HAS A SMALL AREA OF COLOUR FADE JUSTNOTICEABLE I OF THE FRENCH TROUSSEAU from the humblest farmhouse to the grandestchâteau, most household linens were marked with hand embroidered monograms from a simple kitchen cloths to the most beautiful linen sheets and table linens,care was taken to "MARK THE TROUSSEAU" with the couples initialsThe trousseauwhetherhumble or extravagant was brought by the bride and remained her property. This tradition carried on until the early 20th century. NO WHERE ELSE IN EUROPE DO YOU FIND THIS TRADITION OF MONOGRAMMED LINEN TO THIS EXTENT. THE NAPKINS AND TABLECLOTHS I FIND BELONG TO THIS TRADITION, MOST DATE FROM LATE 19th TO EARLY 20th century. EVENTUALLY THERE WILL BE NO MORE, THEY ARE ALREADY BECOMING HARDER TO FIND.
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I TAKE PRIDE IN ALL THE LINENS I SELL AND THEY ARE WITHOUT HOLES, RUST MARKS OR THINNING.
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beautiful napkins! Thank you
Exquisite cloth, am so delighted! True pleasure to buy from you Denise. Merci!
Superb quality napkins, tres chic! Another great transaction, many thanks Denise
Truly gorgeous linen, I LOVE it! Excellent service and great comms too. Merci!
!lovely; lovely; great service
!Here's the best in the business for perfect vintage linens, beautiful!! A+++++
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