Superb Antique Linen & Lace Sheet Set Monogrammed NVD

Superb Antique Linen & Lace Sheet Set Monogrammed NVD

A truly rare find this exquisite antique King size sheet and two pillow sham ensemble monogrammed "NVD" will not disappoint as its every detail is pure luxury! Loomed of the absolute finest snow white "fil de lin" linen, a tightly loomed, crisp and deliciously silken fabric, the sheet and shams are at once durable, lightweight, and heavenly against the skin. All three pieces are adorned with a magnificent and unusual triple monogram, "NVD," the letters elegantly interlaced, superimposed, and impeccably embroidered in an important relief of plumetis. The monograms are accented with embroidered fleurs de lys, the symbol of royalty, and lovely sunflowers that are delicately filled in their center with tiny seed stitch points. The return of the sheet has an inset band of handmade bobbin lace with a sunflower motif (2.5" wide) as well as a wider scalloped border of the same lace (5" wide). The shams are identically worked with the lace and embroidery in a smaller register. A subtle but very elegant touch can be found in the doubled fabric and tiny drawn thread hemstitched rows that frame the lace insertions. And given the dimensions of the sheet and shams, this makes for a very important quantity of handmade lace! This beautiful ensemble was undoubtedly created for a family with noble provenance, likely during the mid 19th century, and has come through time in remarkably perfect condition! Dimensions: sheet 140 x 105in., shams interior 27.5 x 25.5in., exterior 34 x 32in., closure with five mother-of-pearl buttons

PRICE: (complimentary delivery) $1775.00
ITEM: 3117