Italian 18th Century Pillow With Raised Laurel Leaves And Berries
Italian 18th century vestment fragment featuring a wreath of laurel leaves and berries that represent triumph. The laurel leaves and berries are stitched with two tones of silver metal thread and padded giving it a raised effect. Inside the wreath are the initials “IHS” these are the most common Christogram and are derived from the first three letter of the Greek name Jesus. Trailing vines, padded leaves and flowers surround the wreath. Edged with a hand-made antique torchon lace, all on rare 18th century red/wine silk velvet. Finished around the edges with an antique metal cording, while silver metal tassels with a basket weave design adorn the top corners of the pillow and 100% down insert.
WIDTH: 17 in | HEIGHT: 17 in
Shipping Estimate: $35 | FedEx
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CONDITION: Aged patina throughout