A good set of napkins, although there would have been of course 12, but some siblings did not make it due to wear and tear or just being so soiled that the persons in charge of washing were not going to rescue them. This was always due to long dinner parties and particularly the hunting fraternity which of course would have part of their shoot for the main course from a earlier hunt with some excellent Bordeaux or Cote du Rhone.
But 8 is perfect. They are Napoleon 111 and date back to about 1880.
The design was very popular at the time, but then they lost their appeal and were put away in the large linen armoires. They recently have made a resurgence and have become fashionable again because of their distinct vibrant blood red design, which can be used either side of the linen. It is now popular for the French Country Kitchen where the fabric and colour blends in so well. The initials H.M. done in cross stitch , appear to have been hand embroidered and are beautifully executed.
The red borders have garlands of ribbons and the way they are turning has a beautiful effect
A excellent set.
- Nombre d’articles
- SERVIETTES VICTORIENNE FRANÇAISE NAPOLÉON 111
- Coton, Lin
- Période estimée
- Fin du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 0×76×64 cm