Beautiful Antique Hand Embroidered Tablecloth, the most elegant, delicate hand work I've seen for quite some time, this delicious tea cloth is that fine, luxury quality lawn, sheerest white. Gorgeous. The embroidery, called shadow work, is worked on the back of the cloth, the result is exceptional! Garlands of roses are held with ribbon bows, so decorative and delightful. A romantic picot edge finishes the cloth to perfection.
A cloth like this would have been layered over a tea table by the upstairs "girl" right before tea time, or perhaps on a small wicker table on the lawn so that the ladies could have an afternoon tea in the shade of their lace parasols. This is in beautiful antique condition, there is a small area with a discoloration, a tea stain which may yet soak out. Work like this is so rare to find these days. A true heirloom cloth. Measures 35" x 34".