Lavender Linen Damask Banquet Napkins
These napkins are amazing - 24.5 x 25.5 - true banquet size. They are interesting in that a monogram is woven in as part of the center design and each has a two letter, simple, embroidered monogram on one corner. The fabric is millmarked "L70" but I do not know the origin. As regards condition, they are lightly used. These napkins are in very good condition. There are matching cocktail napkins sold separately.
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.