The screen has paw feet, a perfect base for this neoclassic scene.
I think this is the only fire screen I've found that wasn't needlework. Don't you love it?!
I love antiques. Hunting for antiques in every spare moment is a way of life. I don't even like to shop for anything new. I like to ponder about the secret past of my latest treasure.... where did it spend the last 200 years?
|Be sure to click on the photo, it takes you to all the pictures on the post. Then right click again and select "open image in new tab". Then you can left click one more time and see the enlarged photo - and really appreciate the handpainting.|
|Circa 1796 - 1804|
|My favorite Needle Lace Cloth!|
|French Cluny Lace|
|Pt. De Venise inserts in this tablecloth with filet lace borders|
|My favorite Appenzell cloth|
|Tablecloth loaded with punchwork and embroidery.|
|Tablecloth with punchwork.|
|Details of Maderia organdy tablecloth on guest book table.|
Originally I had planned on using the cloth below, but it was too small. I picked up some Borghese cherub statues to use on the table--they looked lovely with the black urns.
We had a table of wedding photos with a centerpiece of this lovely dress made out of an old spring, decorated with tiny vintage pieces of old lace!
I used 16 tablecloths with needle lace and filet lace inserts. The library had the gift table and I put a piece of french net lace on the bar.
Below is the center medallion. It is quite lovely and romantic.
|Punchwork Embroidered Tablecloth|