Rare circa 1920s white linen Altar cloth adorned with finely worked filet crochet lace........
1 in stock.
Altar Cloth, Vintage Ecclesiastical Linen.
The main area of crisp white linen has spaced filet crochet lace inserts comprising 3 large, individual crosses. The edge of the cloth having a narrow crochet border to the back and a deep filet crochet lace flounce around the sides and front - beautifully worked with a doves and chalice design. The doves & chalice design can be seen in the Weldon's magazine isued in 1926.
There is an embroidered whitework monogram to one of the back corners with the initials 'AG' - possibly the initials of the lady who may have worked this fine piece (?) There are also some laundry identification labels / marks.
Would make a nice display / practical piece, or authentic period prop
Size: The linen fabric measures approx.84.50" x 23". The back border is approx 0.625" deep and the main flounce is approx.13.75" deep. Each of the centre crosses are approx 13.50" deep.
Condition: Pre-owned & used. Generally good condition however, there are some issues with this piece - holes,tears & repairs etc which have been shown in the photos Laundered & ironed (the creases seen in the photos have been caused whilst attempting to photograph and not having a large altar!).