This is the third piece of bed linen which we found in the drawer of
one of the many armoires at the Chateau in Brantôme.
Abandoned for decennia and awaiting "the discovery" and hopefully a new life once more. I put it on a large table,once home from my "Odyssey" to the chateau where we found so many beautiful pieces in both bed-and table linen and was obviously crying out to be loved and cherished again once more.
Most of the bed lin en had worn this in the centre, but many of the tops at 1m50 long (approx.) were still in perfect condition. Professionally cleaned, starched and ironed they have turned as new.
The initials L.B. would normally have been bought from a local haberdashery shop in the early 1900s,applied with some stitched to the linen to hold and then sewn over many times to resemble hand embroidery. However as you will see these initials are not in one piece.
The labour on these initials is truly outstanding and only a professional and devoted embroiderer could have achieved such exquisite work.
Again the piece is long enough to make it up into " a new bedlinen" by doing a "blind seam" and this would not be seen as it would be under the bed cover.
Alternatively you could make it into a pillow case,scatter cushion, add it to the centre of a Roman blind, or even stitch it to a single curtain or valance.
- "MORCEAU" DE LINGE DE LIT VICTORIEN FRANÇAIS.
- Période estimée
- Fin du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 0×1.4×2 m