The lace maker has made many animals into this cloth such as deer, pigs, birds, snakes and rabbits, and with many floral motifs with flower urns. I believe this cloth dates from the early 19th century or earlier.. These opulent tablecloths are reminiscent of a very grand and regal period in lace making. The condition is excellent with no broken brides, that I could find, but for its age there probably are a few, no stains and no weakness or repairs anywhere.
I have not laundered this cloth. This cloth has been properly stored for centuries.
One small seam opening as pictured, an easy fix. This grand tablecloth will enhance any holiday table setting and would make a worthy addition to one's collection. This lace is extremely collectible. We are happy to answer any questions about this item. The items I sell are antique or vintage textiles.
They are not new and not flawless. If you expect perfection, antique or vintage is NOT for you. The items I sell have been used and loved or stored away for decades. Our merchandise is collectible and is not new and has lived a long and eventful life.
We do not launder or dryclean unless stated in listing, and most times have been in storage for many years picking up old age storage oxidation spots. Remember antique fabrics most always has some sort of flaw from being around so many years. Every effort has been made to describe our items as accurately as possible including flaws and imperfections to the best of our ability. We mention any marks or stains that are noticed, in the listing.
Antiques in perfect condition are more often than not, reproductions. We never knowingly sell fakes. Circa dates are approximate and not guaranteed, but dated according to some referencing and our experience. Circa means "about the time" and usually references a 10 year period.We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts' - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Thank you for your interest about this item.
The item "ANTIQUE TABLECLOTH BRABANT OR MILANESE BOBBIN LACE FIGURAL BANQUET 146 x 80" is in sale since Saturday, September 03, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Kitchen & Table Linens\Tablecloths". The seller is "oldthreads" and is located in Franklinville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.