The edges are finished with a buttonhole stitch between two layers of chain stitching. The design of this piece seems to be influenced by the Aesthetic Movement and perhaps Art Nouveau as well. It is in excellent condition -- there is a small tear in the net. It is circa 1860s to 1890s.It would make a gorgeous spread for a twin bed or coverlet for a double. The piece is 92" by 72". It has been carefully laundered. The Cornely (or Cornelly) embroidery machine was about the same size to a mid 19th century sewing machine and created a type of chain stitch similar to hand tambour needle work. The crewel stitch was created with expert operators using a hand guided technique -- intricate designs were embroidered on fine textiles and fabrics.
The machine was developed by a man named Bonas, a French engineer working in Paris in the mid 1860s. The item "Tambour Embroidered Lace Tablecloth, Bed Coverlet, Cornely Chain Stitch, 92x72" is in sale since Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Tablecloths".
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