An ample and stately 19th century banquet table service most likely with noble provenance. This elegantly understated service, monogrammed "OP," is comprised of two important tablecloths and twenty-two very large matching dinner napkins. The service is loomed of creamy ecru white top quality linen with a pattern of ribbon-like wide horizontal stripes in the white-on-white of the damask and contrasting borders with stripes in a smaller register. The linen, typical of fine 19th century linen damask, is weighty, very silken, and shows occasional slubby irregularities in the weave (visible in the photos) which add to the charm and beauty of the linen itself. All of the pieces are magnificently monogrammed, "OP," twice on each tablecloth and once in the center of each napkin. The monograms are exquisite both in appearance and in the perfection of their execution, meticulously embroidered in a raised bourdon stitch and accented at the crown with little fancy fleurs de lys, the symbol of nobility. All of the hems are hand done with miniscule stitches. The creamy ecru white color of the linen will likely whiten over time and with subsequent launderings, especially if washed in an oxy whitener. This stunning banquet service is in remarkably as-new condition. Dimensions: rectangular tablecloth 106 x 74in., square tablecloth 73 x 73in., 22 napkins 33.5 x 29in.
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