Our 45" x 71" finely-crocheted and scalloped filet lace window curtain with a floral over-embroidered design will steal the heart of the lover of crocheted artistry.
Hemstitching connects the filet work to the linen top, which has a finished rod pocket so it is ready to hang. This also makes great a valance or even a bed cover. This particular piece dates back to the 1890s and is of Hungarian origin.
This is but one of many luxurious one-of-a-kind antiques we have in our Pensacola atelier, as we have row upon row of textiles that include everything from antique French heirloom linens and primitive Austro-Hungarian Empire textiles to Art Deco and Bohemian specimens—at last count two million one-of-a-kind linens of the finest quality.
If you see a beautiful specimen on this site that you would like to see in person and you cannot visit us but you are a regular at either Round Top or the High Point Market, we will happily bring it to one of these shows so you can see for yourself how remarkable it is. See our Calendar of Events page for fair dates and let us know if we can bring our sumptuousness to you.
The writings of scholars are important to being able to trace the history of textiles, as these fragile elements often have not survived due to the fact they were not treated delicately. While one academician references Exeter Cathedral as possessing four pieces of Filet lace as far back as 1327, another one notes there was a "cushion of net-work in St. Paul's Cathedral as early as 1295." You can see why specimens of this style of embroidery that are in good condition would be so valuable by the complexity of the knotting and the mesh of this beautiful textile we are presenting here.