Swiss Embroidery on net coverlet - frothy and feminine

This gorgeous piece came from a dear lady who had inherited it from her mother decades ago.  Packed in the bottom of a trunk, she had no idea where her mother had gotten it and had never seen it used.  It actually came from Switzerland and was done in a technique called Tambour - soft cambric cotton appliques with machine made tambour backstitching.  These were imported anywhere from 1880 through 1970 but would guess this one dates from to 1920-30 as it matches the same time frame as all the other linens she inherited and coverlets such as these were the rage during that era.  It is a soft cream color with white highlights in the stitching.  It measures 93" x 77" and fits a double bed perfectly.  The bottom corners are mitered to hang crisply over the edge.  Extremely hard to find in any condition, this one amazingly has only 2 broken threads in the net (only one pictured - the other is identical).  I am selling it "as found" as it recently washed by the lady I bought it from and I see no stains whatsoever so there is no need to repeat it. 

A beautiful piece which will never go out of fashion.  Suitable for your best bed!!

Selling as found in excellent condition  c. 1920-30
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