Madame Pompadour Vintage Madeira Embroidery 16pc Placemat Setting for 8
The love affairs of Madame de Pompadour, mistress to Louis XV – lavishly illustrated in linen and organdy, with an elaborate honeycomb background. Hand embroidered in Madeira. A rare set, and very beautiful.
This pattern was part of the "Romance Series", designed in the 1930s by Herman Klein of Imperial Linens, adapting scenes from 18th century masterpiece paintings.*
In this set there are four different scenes, 2 mats of each.
Excellent condition, gently used. Hand laundered, bright and clean. We note some ultra faint discolorations on the napkins – practically impossible to see. This set looks marvelous.