Antique 19th century French hand embroidered tablecloth—dense, textured and wonderful to look at.
The handwork is incredible, with classical motifs, mottos spelt out in broderie anglais (see the lovely Temperance, pouring a glass of wine), a horse and peacock, and sculpted flowers beyond counting.
Very good condition. Gently hand laundered, bright and clean. We note a small hole near the horses leg, a tiny worn spot in the center, and an area near the man's leg where the linen is slightly lighter in color. All easy to forgive—this is rare and fabulous.
Shape is round, measuring 32 inches in diameter.
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