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Material: Linen, double damask
Color:  White
Size:  28 inches x 27.50 inches
Monogram:   A. P. S.
Quantity:  1 Set = 16 napkins

A hard to find large set of 16 matching antique, or very early vintage, white linen napkins, c. 1900 - 20s.

At 28 inches x 27 and 1/2 inches they are quite generous, large dinner, or banquet size napkins, often referred to as Lapkins.

These high quality, finely woven medium weight double damask linen napkins feature a very attractive and somewhat unusual design;  the centers are decorated with a large quatrefoil vine, roses and foliage pattern, surrounded with a wide decorative band border, further accented at each corner with a pretty rose garland or wreath floral motif.  *Please note that the third and fifth images above were taken with a flash to better show the damask pattern.

Centered in one corner garland on each napkin is a beautiful hand executed monogram, APS.

The smooth, soft linen napkins are finely finished with narrow, flat, turned under side hems that also appear to be hand done.

Many of the napkins retain a tiny embroidered number (letter?) at one inside corner, probably old laundry/owners mark, as was customary for 19th and early 20th century linens and entirely appropriate to find on antique textiles.  Easily removed if desired, however.

This large set of sixteen antique white double damask linen lapkins are in very nice estate condition. When acquired they had just been hand washed and pressed, so I have not re-laundered.  Close examination of each individual napkin, in bright direct light, revealed only 4 or 5 small, light, diffused and hard to detect pale yellow spots and a few tiny, light specks in total, amongst the entire group. All fairly inconsequential in our opinion and likely easily resolvable with a simple linen treatment of your choice and gentle soak or wash.

We found not a single tear, snag, mend or repair.  As previously mentioned the napkins are in very nice condition and ready to be used with your favorite tablecloth for that special occasion, dinner or banquet.

An exceptional and hard to find large matching set of high quality, antique, over size napkins.

Linens, Textiles

Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches

$ 385.00

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Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches View of one large napkin:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Darker view of one large napkin to highlight very fancy floral roses, foliage and garland damask pattern motif:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Closer view of one very fancy floral roses, foliage and garland damask pattern motif:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Closer darker view to highlight very fancy floral roses, foliage and garland damask pattern motif:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Magnified view of elaborate floral roses, foliage and garland damask pattern motif:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Magnified view of fancy corner garland with monogram:  Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches Huge Set 16 Antique Damask Linen Napkins LAPKINS ~ 28 x 27.5 inches