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This pair of lovely handmade whitework cotton pillow cases dates to the 1890’s and were done in Italy. The handwork includes exquisitely embroidered openwork florals that go up three sides, not just at the corners or at one end. The drawn work that connects the borders to the main section is as intricate as a spider’s web and in excellent condition. They are still very white with only a few small pinprick sized rust spots. One tiny tear (less than 1/2”) appears in one of the openwork florals...no detraction from the piece at all. They open on the horizontal and have cotton ties for securing the pillow inside. They are really more like shams than cases because the border stands out from the pillow. They are generously sized at 31 1/4” x 20” outside dimensions and 26” x 17 1/4” inside where the pillow goes. Surely they were part of the young lady’s trousseau and heirloom quality to be sure.

Pr Victorian Whitework Pillow Covers

  • Your price: $75.00
  • Item Number: 2125ms
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