Exotic Antique Dense Embroidery French Ottoman Placemats -Set of 10, plus Runner
Rare and fabulous.
Antique linen placemats and matching runner, densely hand embroidered in fine chain stitch embroidery. The French are famous for this type of beauvais embroidery, but we think the origins here may be Ottoman/Turkish, given the design and an even longer history of chain stitch embroidery. Extraordinary handwork, fantastic pieces.
Fabric is a sturdy linen, light ecru in color, with two-toned embroidery floss. Beautifully textured, with an exotic pattern.
Excellent condition, gently used. Hand laundered, bright and clean. A small worn spot at the corner of the runner (last photo). Minor - this set is amazing.10 placemats, 11 x 16 inches;
Table runner, 16 x 16.5 inches.