This lovely lace tablecloth features an intricate scrolling design in an octagonal curved pattern, with flowers in the center, and floral bouquets in vases around the edges, all hemmed in picot lace.
This is round for a circular table top and measures 64" across.
There is not a fiber label, but it has the soft hand of cotton.
As gorgeous as this is, it is remarkably sturdy, as well.
Labeled Quaker Lace Cloth No. 1250
Excellent condition, no snags, no holes, no stains, no flaws. Freshly laundered, ready to use or gift.
This could be used to add elegance to a (round) gift table at a wedding or bridal shower.
We've estimated this as 1950s vintage, however it could be older, especially with the floral/bouquet/vase design.
My mom always used lace tablecloths on our dining room table, so these always remind me of her. Now that I think of it, Grandma (her mother), always used them, too.
Sometimes at the holidays she would lay a red or green tablecloth underneath the lace to add contrast and color to the table setting, it was always gorgeous. For Grandpa and Grandma's 50th Wedding Anniversary she used a gold cloth underneath which was stunning.
Also, there used to be a trend of cutting these beautiful lace tablecloths and making them into dresses; we have to admit, some of them are gorgeous. Personally, since there is no damage on this, we'd hope that it be used as intended, as a tablecloth.
From "Love to Know" we found this history of Quaker Lace Cloths:
In 1894, Joseph H. Bromley of Philadelphia, PA founded a lace manufacturing company, Lehigh Manufacturing Company, then, in 1911 changed the name to Quaker Lace Company.
The company enjoyed 100 years of operation as the leader in machine-made lace tablecloths, which it began making in 1932. The tablecloths were machine-made and highly prized, and in such demand that after World War II the company changed its focus to only producing their famous lace tablecloths. One of the best known customers was the White House in the 1950s.