Beautiful Estate Vintage Madeira Placemat Set & Runner, in a gorgeous white and light icy blue, with shadow work Lily flowers. A set for eight, with hand embroidery and applique work. Made in the first half of the 1900's, by the skilled women of the island of Madeira. Each fine collectible organdy mat has a replique border hem all around with shadow work. Most of the embroidery stitches are in the very light blue, the blue satin goes all around the scalloped edges of each piece.
Enhanced by padded satin stitches, the design features decorative lilies and the smallest little buds that almost look like strawberries. Elegant, decorative and the prettiest way to set your table for guests. Delicate, sheer and a wonderful addition to your collection of heirloom antique linens. In good condition, as shown, a few areas of slight pulling, due to the very fine nature of the organdy and of careful use by the family. I have greatly upped the sharpness, and forgave it since this has such a feminine light blue color.
- Measure: 17" x 10-1/4";centerpiece:34-1/2" x 13-1/2"