MAGNIFICENT NEEDLE LACE PLACEMATS W/FRENCH PALACES, CASTLES and Chateaux. This set is so very rare. In all my time of selling I have only seen a few sets with the extraordinary designs of Palaces, Castles and Chateaux. Sets like this are so rare simply because of the amount of work it entailed.Usually items like this were made for the nobility or for wealthy patrons which would account for why there are so few that can be found.In a sense it is like finding a needle in a haystack! There are 12 large round placemats with different Palaces, Castles and French Chateau. There is the Palace of Versailles, the Palace of Fontainbleu,Chateau D' Amboise, Petit Trianon, Chateau De Coucy,Chateau De Rambouillet, Chateau De Chantilly, Chateau De Pierrefonds, Chateau,de Chenonceaux,Chateau De Chambord, Chateau De Sully, Chateau De Blois. I wish I could show all the details! The needle lace is exceptional with landscaped designs, lakes, ,boats and small lakes, large architectural water fountains. The work on the buildings is quite amazing, detailed windows, doors, flags with flowers surrounding the moats and clouds in the skies. A truly wonderful set, exquisite both in design and workmanship.Measuring almost 12 1/2".In good condition.
Item # ALP75