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Antique Embroidered Place Mat/Runner 7 pc Set Exceptioal Quality "Great Wall" Pattern

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A fabulous set of matching table linens from the 1920s, hand embroidered in the famous "Great Wall" pattern.

This set consists of:

6 place mats 16 x 10 1/2 inches

1 runner 16 x 41 1/2 inches

It was manufactured in British Hong Kong by expert embroideresses and features the tiny stitching for which they are famous.

The pattern incorporates cutwork reinforced with embroidery and amazing raised embroidery needlework. The execution is perfect all over and the effect is stunning. This set is striking on a table.

This ornate pattern was made from the 1920s to the 1950s. The measurements of the pieces tell of the period when made, as place mats originally were much smaller, usually around 10 to 10 1/2 inches tall, because dinner plates were smaller. There are three sizes found that were standard through the decades to the 1950s, when place mats had grown to the 17 by 12 inch size. Today our standard dinner plates are 12 or more inches in diameter, so our place mats are likewize much larger!

The condition of this set is used but very good. They appear to have had little to light duty and show minor wear and storage related yellowing or spots that do not appear in all lighting. This set comes straight out of storage in a cedar linens dresser and has not been "freshened up". We recommend Woolite for laundering and soaking vintage linens. This set is washable and will need gentle hand blocking when wet and drying flat.

The embroidery is intact all over, with no breaks or loose threads. Even the back displays perfect workmanship and no exposed knots!

The color is natural unbleached fabric with taupe (gray toned) embroidery floss. The content is colorfast and washable at home.

The fabric is medium weight pure linen and probably originated in Ireland. It has no holes or abrasions.

Please fell free to message me with any questions. The shipping is free within the US. Sorry, I do not ship to international addresses.
A fabulous set of matching table linens from the 1920s, hand embroidered in the famous "Great Wall" pattern.

This set consists of:

6 place mats 16 x 10 1/2 inches

1 runner 16 x 41 1/2 inches

It was manufactured in British Hong Kong by expert embroideresses and features the tiny stitching for which they are famous.

The pattern incorporates cutwork reinforced with embroidery and amazing raised embroidery needlework. The execution is perfect all over and the effect is stunning. This set is striking on a table.

This ornate pattern was made from the 1920s to the 1950s. The measurements of the pieces tell of the period when made, as place mats originally were much smaller, usually around 10 to 10 1/2 inches tall, because dinner plates were smaller. There are three sizes found that were standard through the decades to the 1950s, when place mats had grown to the 17 by 12 inch size. Today our standard dinner plates are 12 or more inches in diameter, so our place mats are likewize much larger!

The condition of this set is used but very good. They appear to have had little to light duty and show minor wear and storage related yellowing or spots that do not appear in all lighting. This set comes straight out of storage in a cedar linens dresser and has not been "freshened up". We recommend Woolite for laundering and soaking vintage linens. This set is washable and will need gentle hand blocking when wet and drying flat.

The embroidery is intact all over, with no breaks or loose threads. Even the back displays perfect workmanship and no exposed knots!

The color is natural unbleached fabric with taupe (gray toned) embroidery floss. The content is colorfast and washable at home.

The fabric is medium weight pure linen and probably originated in Ireland. It has no holes or abrasions.

Please fell free to message me with any questions. The shipping is free within the US. Sorry, I do not ship to international addresses.

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Antique Embroidered Place Mat/Runner 7 pc Set Exceptioal Quality "Great Wall" Pattern

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: Linen
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