Huge and Stunning Antique Victorian 1800s Unused Dowry Pillowcase or Pillow Sham for the Bridal Boudoir, there is a silk embroidered rope monogram to the bottom left back corner of KS the hand drawn work or Jours are also finished in silk.
The pillowcase has hand applied Padded silk Embroidery, this follows through to the ornate scalloped edges.
The size; 42" Wide x 34" Depth
Hand Loomed North Yorkshire linen has been used to create this wonderful and quite rare item, which is in its original as first made, condition.
Originating from a North Yorkshire country estate it has been stored, within a linen cupboard since 1848 completely unused, and laundered every 25 years or so.
The linen has been given an 'in-house' hand laundering using pure soap flakes, luke warm water in a copper tub, and has received a very light final rinse which contained a natural starch followed by a hand glazing using an authentic Victorian no; 7 flat iron.
It's ice white, clean, crisp and ready for use.
The fabric has been shown in natural light for clarity and is completely untouched digitally.
Kindly note, that all my items are from private heirloom collections, museums or purchased direct from estates, sometimes from my own collections, and never ever from auctions or fabric reclamation centres. I personally chose and purchase each and every item, to be able to vouch for their provenance, origins and respected quality.
All garments are dry cleaned prior to listing, unless otherwise stated.
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