Vintage Madeira appliqued and embroidered sheer cotton tablecloth and twelve matching napkins. I'm not sure if this set was ever even used, most of the napkins are still tacked together with thread.
It's blue and white, lovely for a wedding! The table cloth is 86" x 64", the napkins luncheon size, about 15" square.
The fancy work is all hand stitched, beautifully made, difficult work on this very fine cotton fabric. My photos don't do it justice.
There is foxing (brown spotting) to the set, mostly to the tablecloth, and mostly to the sides rather than the center. I didn't see any wear or obvious signs of use, I think these are mostly foxing spots from storage. We didn't attempt to remove them, or launder this set.
I've never found a Madeira set this large or nice before, these are uncommon, very difficult to find. This one is out of the estate of a linen dealer and collector, many of her pieces were collected more than 50 years ago, vintage or antique at that time!