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Color: Natural, Cream
Size: Length ~ 18 & 1/4 inches, Width ~ 13 & 1/2 inches
This fine large vintage high quality linen table centerpiece or tea cloth was lavishly
embroidered by an expert, likely in Madeira Portugal.
It features lovely Richelieu cutwork, very well executed buttonhole eyelet stitching,
the finest tiny seed stitches and amazing outline embroidery, using glossy floss
in elegant French provincial colors including blue, yellow, peachy pink, green and
taupe on a natural creamy fine linen ground.
The cloth is extremely nice vintage estate condition with no issues noted regarding
either the linen or the embroidery. I see no obvious signs of wear / use and the
colorful embroidery remains quite rich and pleasing.
It was clean and pressed when acquired, however since it was previously stored for
many years the linen would likely benefit from a gentle soak.
Vintage Portuguese textiles are a personal favorite and I especially love the somewhat
harder to find multi-color embroidered pieces, such as this nice example.Cup and
saucer shown in first image for display purposes only.