Set of six Antique Italian Reticella Needle Lace Linen Napkins hand made in luxurious Cream Ivory. Reticella is a needle lace dating from 15th century, it is considered the earliest type of needle lace. These napkins are beautifully made of fine luxury weight linen, with a stunning decorative design of floral motifs.
When you hold these in your hands, you will be amazed that a skilled 19th century needle woman made these entirely by hand long ago. In good used condition, one does have some soiling, which will most likely soak out. Set an elegant table for guests and special occasions, these napkins from a family estate will certainly bring on style and elegance.