Linens: Marghab Plus Unique Irish Linen Royal Copenhagen Design Collectors Only
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Linens: Marghab Plus Unique Irish Linen Royal Copenhagen Design Collectors Only:
Dining elegance by Royal patronage with Royal porcelain "Imagine a memorable candlelight dinner for eight"
Queen Frederika of Greece was a collector of the Royal Copenhagen porcelain “Musselmalet,” the famous onion pattern design. In 1970 the Queen mostgraciously permitted fellow collector, art editor William Bendig, to commission oneof hertalented seamstresses, employed by her charity, “The Queen’s Fund,” to handembroider these fine Irish linen napkins with the famous onion flower. It is copiedfrom the center design of all Royal Copenhagen Onion pattern china. Appropriately, the Greek Royal Family holds Danish royal titles(House of Glücksburg). These napkins are the only ones in the worldand obviously are meant for a serious collector of the “Musselmalet” porcelain.
By almost miraculous coincidance the now rare world renowned handemroidered Marghab fine Maderia linen had created a pattern called “Ponto Grega,”which overwhelmingly matches the famous blue design of the Danish Royal porcelain.The Marghab linens are very rare as production ceased in 1984. These same wondrouslinens, which set the world’sstandard, can be seen at the Marghab Museum at theSouth Dakota State University in Brookings, a rare experience for linen collectors.
These eight Irish linen “Musselmalet”(Royal Copenhagen design) measure 16” or 41cm square
The following are the measurements of the Marghab Maderia pieces:1 Long Runner 18” x 36” (23cm x 90cm) 8 Place Mats 12” x 18” (31cm x 47cm} 8 Napkins 16” (41cm) square 8 Goblet Rounds 6.5” dia ( 16.5cm dia)