Extremely rare, antique, hand made, Venetian Lace figural tablecloth, this is a magnificent piece is museum quality, big and beautiful. Not sure of the age, Im guessing early 1900s, will leave the research up to you.
What I do know is the tablecloth has a very romantic look, the piece is full of dancing, happiness, love and enchantment - which captures his spirit perfectly - as Pan (Faunus) was the god of fertility, his merry antics made him a great favourite with all the immortals, and they named him Pan (all), because he had delighted them all. Item - Monumental hand made Venetian lace tablecloth.
Feature - Antique, profusely worked / decorative lace, every inch is glorious, quality figural lace in such good condition is exceptionally rare, having the Greek mythology reference makes this tablecloth extremely unique and practically impossible to find now. 2.6metres x 2 metres.Eros / cupid 5 inches. Nymphs 6½ - 7 inches reaching up. There are 18 of these motifs with 5 figures in each scene, totalling well over 80 figures (some of the corner motifs have been adjusted to 4 figures to accommodate the length). Condition - Remarkably good, it is in excellent condition, very few small breaks, being antique there probably are some minor marks, although there is nothing obvious that I can see, please take time to have a careful look at the photos. Obviously this lace has been treasured, very carefully stored and rarely used.
Edge - Lovely heart shapes with shallow scallops. Design - Pan & Eros play music while 3 nymphs dance all the way around the edge, above them are oval cameos with flowering vine wreaths inside, the centre rectangle is a triumph of flower blooms and foliage, every part of the design has intricate detail, it is hard to believe it has been worked by hand, it would have taken months and months to complete by a supremely talented lace maker.An exquisite lace tablecloth or bedspread, wonderful to use and display, add to a collection, ideal for a wedding or special occasion, guaranteed to be admired and noticed, sure to add elegant old world charm and romance wherever you use this divine piece of history - your future family heirloom. The item "Antique Rare White Huge Hand Made Figural Venetian Lace Tablecloth Bedspread Old" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Lace, Crochet, Doilies\Table Cloths". The seller is "youluckybasket" and is located in Sydney, NSW. This item can be shipped to Australia, all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand.