This is a master piece in linen. I believe it is made from a single sheet of fabric. I have not been able to find a seam amidst the incredible all-over pattern.
The cloth is old - I don't believe work like this was done in the 20th century - and it is fragile. There are some broken threads and a few pinpoint holes in the solid linen. However, the damage is not enough to detract from its beauty.
Due to the fragility, I would use it over a cloth on the table - wouldn't be too wise to put strain on the design at the corners of the table. Also, I would defy custom and use placemats if serving food. You don't want to clean this very often.
It will arrive clean and ready to use.
The cloth measures 82" x 96".