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~FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~
Where You Will Find Beautiful and Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France
Dear Customers PLEASE NOTE!
This week we will ship purchases made on or before September 12th on September 13th.
Then we will be in England for our Grandaughter's Birthday.
Therefore, our next shipping date will be September 19th.
We welcome your purchases during this time and we thank you for your patience for this slight shipping delay.
With our thanks and warmest regards,
Nan and Dermot.
~Fine French Antique Table Linens~
~ Monogrammed Tablecloth with 12 Matching Damask Napkins of the Highest Quality~
We try to buy the finest linens we can find here in France for our shop. When we started our business some years ago we decided to work towards Quality over quantity. There are hundreds and hundreds of sheets, table linens and such that I could present here in our shop...and in fact we do try to present a variety of linens with a variety of price levels, but even then we strive for the finest quality possible.
I say all of this by way of introduction to this set of French antique table linens.
The damask fabric of which this set is made is heavy, rich, and elegant, but it is the embroidery of the monograms that sets this tablecloth with its 12 matching napkins apart.
The fabric itself is fine high threadcount linen in a classic 'mille fleur' damask pattern with an elegantly charming border of gardening motifs.
Then this lovely French tablecloth has been beautifully embroidered at the center with a monogram entwined with flowers which reads 'A R'.
The 12 matching napkins have this same exquisitely worked monogram at their center.
These set would have been part of the trousseau of a well-to-do French bride around the turn of the last century when a young woman and her family would have filled armoires full of linens for her eventual marriage.
There would have been many embroidered sheets, nightgowns, many sets of table linens, even dozens upon dozens of kitchen towels all carefully monogrammed with the brides initials. This was the traditional and 'correct' monogram for a brides' household linens and the custom of marking linens with the brides initials likely evolved in that way because the building of a young girl's trousseau began long before she was of an age to be 'betrothed' so her grooms name would be unknown to her.
This tablecloth and 12 napkins are in truly superbe condition, the linen with no signs of wear, in an pale and elegant soft ecru colour and these table linesn are spotless. It is apparent that these linens were very little used, if at all.
The tablecloth measures 62 inches by 99 inches.
The napkins are a classic European dinner size and measure 25 inches by 33 1/2inches.
This tablecloth and its 12 napkins will come to you freshly laundered and ironed
so that they are ready to grace an beautifully set table.
A fine set of antique French linens for an elegant table.
Our Etsy #0446
Price: $475.00 ++NOW $425.00++
+++Please ask about our Multiple Payment Plan for this item+++.
From our FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES shop on ETSY
Shipping from France for this item will be $ 37.50 to anywhere in the world by French Colissimo which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.
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