Circa late 1800's, a beautiful Italian Bobbin lace banquet tablecloth. The design is quite extravagant with swirling and undulating vines and flowers surrounding the central vignette. Two eagles with crowns are then surrounded by birds in flight, rabbit or hares, peacocks, and dogs. There are appr. over sixty animals worked into this cloth. A stunning tablecloth with a wonderful design!
Late 19th C. or early 20th C, this lace could be work done by The Aemilia Ars Society. The Society was responsible for the most wondeful lace, making stunning reproductions of 16th -17th Century laces. ,Maria Niforos