EARLY ITALIAN LINEN PANEL W/SUPERB RAISED WORK
EARLY ITALIAN LINEN PANEL W/SUPERB RAISED WORK. I am not sure, this could be Italian, English? A beautiful mirror image border with absolutely amazing embroidery. I am not sure of the date, but it certainly seems early. The panel came from a museum deaccession of laces. The design is so unusual and the embroidery so elaborate. . the florals are raised and padded and quite beautiful. The pictures give a idea of it's beauty but this is one of th items that truly needs to be seen in person!! It seems as if there could be acorns in the design and there are undulating vines, florals and leaves embroidered on to the linen.Measuring approx. 40" by 9 " wide. In good condition,seems unused and has it's original cream patina. A wonderful example!