Antique Linen Table Service Monogrammed GG & Comtal Crowns
From the French nobility a rare tablecloth and twelve napkin service adorned with vi-comtal crowns! This superb set is loomed of a magnificently fine, pure white "fil de lin" linen that tends toward batiste in quality, very tightly loomed and solid while at the same time fluid and airy. The tablecloth, simple and austere in design, is square in shape with two central monograms in mirror image, "GG," meticulously embroidered in a Germanic style and with an impressive relief. Each monogram is topped with a five pointed vi-comtal crown signifying the noble provenance of the family who owned it. Two elegant rows of crossed drawn thread embroidery run parallel along each of two sides of the cloth, and all four borders are finished with a delicate hand embroidered hem stitch. The twelve matching napkins, loomed of the same superlative linen, each have a single GG monogram and crown embroidered in their center as well as delicate drawn thread hemstitching on the two lateral hems. This magnificent service, likely dating from the mid to late 19th century, has had little if any wear and is in perfectly impeccable condition! Dimensions: tablecloth 79" x 79," napkins 34" x 27.5"
$2175.00 (complimentary delivery)