This is the third set of Napoleon 111 table linen. It has become recently very popular again and also with the French who have been hiding this superb
"blood red" linen from the nation for so long. It got out of fashion in the 20's when almost everybody, who could afford it decked their Sunday lunch tables with this delicious table linen. There was not much else available and damask linen was out of reach for most French. So it went back into the linen armoires for decennia and like fashion it has made a return again. If you keep something long enough it will become fashionable again.
This table linen lost all it's "children" which is such a pity if you only care to look at the superb initials D.F.(70X72CM) This has been had embroidered and obviously the embroidered took white and red thread, twisted them into a plat and created this magnificent design. Imagine what the serviettes would have looked like. The red borders have aster flowers. The white is dotted
just with what looks like a decorative leaf.
The napkins we selected came from the same lady and would have had a table cloth. The initials D.F. are hand embroidered and are rather elegant as it is almost a single line of cross stitch. The borders are framed with leaves and are in two colours, a red and a almost faded red.
The condition is excellent, but remember these are vintage items.
- Nombre d’articles
- LINGE DE TABLE NAPOLEON 111 VICTORIEN FRANÇAIS
- Période estimée
- Fin du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 0×1.4×1.55 m