Lavender Linen Damask Cocktail Napkins
These cocktail napkins are very sophisticated. They accompany the Lavender Banquet Napkins sold separately. A monogram is woven in as part of the center design and each has a two letter, simple, embroidered monogram on one corner. As regards condition, they are lightly used and well cared for. These napkins are in very good condition. They feature a hemstitched edge and measure 12" x 13".
I would date these to the late 1920's / early 1930's based on the art deco influence. I purchased them from England. The fabric is mill marked "L70" but I do not know the origin. The linen is very fine and heavy; the woven-in monogram and color indicate a statement was being made; but the matching banquet napkins are machined hemmed at a time when napkins of such quality in the home would have been hand hemmed. My best estimate is that these were made for the use of Directors or Owners of a business.
The napkins are sold in sets of 4.