Spectacular vintage Madeira hand embroidered linen tablecloth and 10 napkins, whose motif is France's legendary Joan of Arc. Dense with imagery, the cloth highlights in elaborate Richelieu embroidery the important events and places of her short and dramatic life - her vision, the coronation, her capture and more. So much to see, and the handwork is extraordinary!
Gorgeously bordered with Fleur de Lis, edges are scalloped and finished in the difficult caseado bastido stitch. This is a work of textile art, marvelous to look at.The tablecloth measures approximately 66 x 98 inches, the 10 figural napkins a generous 22 x 23 inches. Color is eggshell, with taupe embroidery. Hand laundered, clean and bright, table ready.
See our other listings for more antique Joan of Arc embroidered linens from the same estate. The item "JOAN of ARC Antique Madeira Hand Embroidered RICHELIEU Linen Tablecloth Napkins" is in sale since Saturday, June 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles (1930-Now)\Table Linens\Tablecloths". The seller is "things*most*delightful" and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.