Rare&unusual Royal Society Big & Lush Tablecloth Such Vibrant Silks& Fringe Best
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Rare&unusual Royal Society Big & Lush Tablecloth Such Vibrant Silks& Fringe Best:
The funny thing about Royal Society work, it just shows up in all sizes, but not many large pieces. I have seen the smallest embroideries of Royal Society embroidery and the largest massive embroidered banquet cloths. But I hardly ever find big ones do you? I just think that there are not many out there.
This one is not massive but it is a big example. It measures 54" x 54" and has the most elegant and vibrant red silk and tied fringe. Have you hand tied fringe? It is a pain to do. I did it once and I cried a lot. This fringe took months to do working every night, as long as it did to masterfully embroider the tablecloth.
The listing has been shot totally without a flash so that you can be assured what you see is what you get. The colors are so vibrant. The cloth was stored improperly and as shown has a several spots and some water damage on one edge as shown. I did not wash it, indeed I feel like it has never been washed for the colors are so vibrant. I see no holes and the fringe seems to be mostly, if not all intact.
Sure the caliber of the silks and the unbleached linen really go towards the overall quality of this piece, but the best part of this piece is the execution. The person who did this was excellent in both their talent and diligence. There is not a missed stich. Someone spent their time to do this expertly. It was not someone' s first time with an embroidery needle oh 140 years ago or so..it was someone who had made many things and made this into a true masterwork. You wont find another. Please be sure you see the colour run from the silks. I know that this means that this has never been washed and requires that. I have gotten such stains out, but that is up to you. Reason I did not attempt it is because the colors are so vibrant I did not want to bleach them. I would honestly just dampen this and leave it in the sun to ry if it bothers you, or have a Professional do it. Should this not sell I will proudly use it as is! I have not seen one this vibrant for a very long time.