Some may show signs of wear, others may have marks, or odours from age, storage or perfume. Collectors of vintage items would know that this is a part of the vintage charm. Please don't expect vintage items to be in an as "new condition" otherwise you will most likely be disappointed :- Any major flaws, stains or defects will be included in the description. Breathtakingly beautiful Hand Made and Embroidered Ecru / Beige Venice Italian Tablecloth, Table cloth in Gros Point de Venise with curvilinear forms in a floral and foliated design. Pattern outlined by cordonnet and connected by brides picotées and interspersed by portes and gaze quadrillée and satin stitch embroidery.Comes with 12 Large Lace edged Linen Serviettes / Napkins. Dates to between 1960 and 1970 (Mid Century). These table cloths are highly sought and very rare and now sky rocketing in price due to scarcity as they just don't make them any more, the craftmanship now lost as cheap chinese imitations flood the market. Tablecloth comes in Excellent vintage condition, as it has never been used, one darker dye mark, will come out once washed see photo 11. In a cream and ecru latte colouring, lots of stitching elements in the embroidery. Please check all photos as they are part of the description. Measures 340 cm x 170cm, 8 to 12 seater, Banquet Size, 134 inches x 77 inches. French Point De Venise, and Venetian lace made with a needle from the 16th to the 19th century. Early examples were deep, acute-angled points, each worked separately and linked together by a narrow band, or "footing, " stitched with buttonholing. These points were used in ruffs and collars in the 16th and 17th centuries and, from their presence in portraits by Anthony Van Dyck, are known as vandykes. Geometrical designs began to give way in the late 16th century to more curvilinear patterns. From 1620 Venetian raised lace (in Italian punto a relievo, in French gros point de Venise) developed distinct from flat Venetian (point plat de Venise).
The pattern was raised by outlining the design with a cordonnet, a heavier thread, bundle of threads, or hair, worked over with buttonholing, so that the curls, scrolls, and conventionalized leaves stood out like relief car ving. Rose point (point de rose) was less grandiose than gros point but even more ornamented with many little loops (picots) and rosettes; lace with more light bars of thread (brides) worked with such motifs as picots and stars like snowflakes was called point de neige ("snow lace"). Point de Venise à réseau ("Venetian lace with a mesh"), imitated c. 1650 from French lace, had a mesh ground instead of bars.
Lace making declined in Venice in the early 19th century but was revived in 1872 at nearby Burano. During the 20th Century pieces differed depending on Country of Origin, they varied slightly in look and technique, The most sought after pieces come from France, Italy and the Reticella pieces from Belgium. Beautiful embroidered linen once formed part of the trousseau for young girls. Even if they didn't know when or indeed if they would marry, certain items (usually carefully wrapped to protect them) would be placed in a wardrobe or chest in readiness for the big day.They would often be embroidered with the initial of the future bride-to-be and once a husband had been chosen, his initial would be added to hers. It would therefore be a bit sad (although rare and probably expensive) to find antique linen that has been monogrammed with only one initial!
Wealthy families during the 19th and early 20th centuries commissioned the nuns from the local convents for their embroid. The item "Antique Ecru Italian Point De Venise Embroidere Lace Tablecloth 340cm 12 Napkins" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Lace, Crochet, Doilies\Table Cloths". The seller is "cherylb8668" and is located in Morisset, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.