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1920s Placemats Set Runners Mosaic Work Linen Vintage
Beautiful vintage 1920s set of lavishly worked linen placemats and two matching runners, one very, very long. Hand embroidery and mosaic work. There are thirteen placemats, one a bit smaller so probably from a different set in this estate but matches. The runners measure 69 x 16.5 inches and 33 x 17, and the placemats 17.25 x 11 inches. They are in excellent condition with no damage, unusual for the age and type of work. There is the odd loose thread on the edge in a few places, most visible example shown, endemic to this method of construction which does not allow for a hem, just the binding thread on the mosaic edge, so inevitably there are slight frays after washing and ironing, which are then trimmed neatly with embroidery scissors. These, however, are in excellent condition. One runner has some extremely faint yellowing shown, but barely visible. Freshly hand laundered and ready for your immediate use. I
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