Antique Linen and Pulled Lace Bed Cover Sham Set
Magnificently Huge "HH" Monogram
Item Number S11205
Jaw droppingly beautiful (I know it's not a word but it just sounds right..) fine linen antique sheet or bed cover and layover sham are both adorned with an enormous "HH" monogram. I purchased the bedcover on a recent buying trip -- when I arrived at my friend's home and showed her what I'd found she rushed to her coveted linen collection to show me the matching sham, which she had found some 6 months prior! Now we had a good laugh but the begging began in earnest and thankfully she finally caved -- "What is a bedcover without it's matching sham?" I pleaded. Donna, darling, you are a peach!
Various monogram interpretations here might be appropriate, including HH, TCH or JCH. One of the triples is most likely, as one of my observant customers pointed out...
So here we now have a gloriously reunited matching sham and bedcover set of the creamiest antique linen. Each piece has two borders. Both are pulled lace, the outer being much narrower and not as elaborate. Note the slight differences between the sham and the bedcover in the lace. This was clearly meant to be a sampler of the lace maker's exemplary skill.
The monogram is identical one these pieces and is a whopping 8" high and 14" wide on the sham and 11" X 21" on the bedcover!! The photo of the wrinkled monogram is of the bedcover -- I couldn't wait to photograph it! The linen is slightly slubby but extremely soft and silky. There are numerous teeny tiny holes which were formed when slubs dropped from the fabric as it has been laundered over the years. This should not be considered a flaw and does not compromise the integrity of the fabric. There are several slightly larger holes or near holes, the worst of these is shown below. They do not distract from the beauty of the set whatsoever. This is a one-of-a-kind set of Trousseau quality. Excellent condition with consideration for age and use, freshly laundered and pressed. c.1890's - 1910. Bedcover -- 83" X 100" Layover sham -- 30" X 31"
Antique linen and lace bedcover and matching layover, monogrammed "HH"
Sham above. Bedcover also has two borders, shown below, that go along all 4 sides of the piece.
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