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Rare Unused Antique Victorian Turkey Red Napkins ~ Figural, Pictorial, Scenic, Storied - Children, Friends
Rare Unused Antique Victorian Turkey Red Napkins ~ Figural, Pictorial, Scenic, Storied - Children, Friends
Rare Unused Antique Victorian Turkey Red Napkins ~ Figural, Pictorial, Scenic, Storied - Children, Friends

Material:  Linen

Size:  apx. 7 inches square

Quantity:  1 pair = 2

A very fine pair of unused antique Victorian linen cocktail or tea napkins featuring a charming pictorial or figural scene of two children.
The design is woven in turkey red and white linen, with attractive self fringe, as was typical of the period.

One young girl appears to be giving the other child a drink of water, or sustenance of some kind.

A word, which I believe my be German in origin but have not been able to accurately decipher, is woven in the linen, directly below the children.  As best as I can determine the word is spelled:  Fruehling.
Initially I thought the word referred to Friend, or something similar, because the scene is so comforting, helpful, loving and nurturing.
Translated via one of the online services however, the word means;
Spring, but due to my inability to accurately determine the letters I do not know if this translation is correct.  If so, it could refer to the cocktail or tea nature of the napkins, or possibly relating to the seasons, ie; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, a not uncommon motif for antique linens and textiles.

The napkins are in exceptionally fine antique estate condition.  I believe they were very carefully stored for many years, and actually appear to have never been used, or laundered.  They are free of stains, specks, rips, tears, snags and any other kind of damage, distress or wear.  Original fringe present, with no missing areas.  Napkins could use a slight press to further straighten the fringe, but otherwise they are in as near to new condition as I believe possible for antique linens.

Truly a wonderful, hard to find pair of collectible storied, or scenic Victorian Turkey Red napkins, depicting a subject matter we find absolutely charming and delightful.

Rare Unused Antique Victorian Turkey Red Napkins ~ Figural, Pictorial, Scenic, Storied - Children, Friends

$ 45.98

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