This vintage item measures 16 inches long by 13 inches wide. It's done in white on white embroidery and has a scalloped embroidered edge with satin stitch embroidery on each corner depicting a butterfly and flowers bordered by French knots. Note: some of the thread appears to be a very pale blue. On the back we see there is a flap folded over and held by two tiny white buttons. We believe this is a "Baby Carriage Sham", an item that in the early 1900s was stuffed with feathers and used to show off a baby in a carriage. Today baby shams are used in bedrooms as boudoir pillows. The item is in very good condition with just a tiny pin prick spot on the back and has been freshly laundered and pressed. The fabric is incredibly soft. Looking closely at the stitches on both sides, it looks like the work was all done by hand which is probably a lost art. What an amazing item and perhaps a thoughtful gift for a baby shower.
Item ID: 429