Thursday, 22 November 2012

More Northumberland Country House textiles

I have been back to one of my favourite auctions in Northumberland. It is only held once every 3-4 months so it tends to build up a good load of items for each sale. The lots are bundled up and tied with twine so it is impossible to see exactly what is in each lot. This does make it a little difficult to judge which lots to bid for and how much to pay however it can also lead to some nice surprises when you get your lots home. Just two of the lots held all the items that I have for auction this week - damask tablecloths, napkins, gloves, embroidered bags and hand embroidery work on black satin.

 Quite unusual designs on these damask linens. Birds are a favourite of the Victorians as are exotic looking fruit and flowers. It is impossible to get new damask linens today that have interesting designs - mostly the designs are of Chrysanthmums and Shamrocks or Ivy nowadays.

This lot also included lots of Irish linen damask napkins which are also listed - ideal for the Christmas table and for many Christmas's to come!

The other auction lot featuring on Ebay had two pairs of long opera gloves, a bag for the opera glasses, a beadwork panel,

several hand embroidered black satin pieces,

                              and hand embroidered cushion covers

The close up of the photo above shows the Charles Rennie Mackintosh rose motif  very well

I haven't even looked through the other 40 lots that I bought at this auction yet so who knows what other treasures I may find. 

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