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Vintage White Linens A To Z (Schiffer Book For Collectors)

From common domestic doilies to custom European tablecloths exquisitely adorned with hand embroidery and lace, white linens are shown in great variety here. Organized alphabetically, beginners, collectors, and discerning decorators all can easily find information and identify variations from handmade knit lace to machine-made eyelet embroidery.

Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors

Hardcover: 240 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (December 1, 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764303635

ISBN-13: 978-0764303630

Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 11.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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This is a very good "value guide", and speaks to the common person on a "Budget"! Many of the reference guides seem to be addressed toward people who can only afford the crem de la crem, if you will, in the world of this "Gentle Art". I have now been able to put a name to many of the pieces in my vast collection of over 7,000.The one thing I feel this Reference and Value Guide lacks is a more detailed description of the work in the pieces and more History. For those of us who want to know the three "W's", the Why's, When's and the What's, and also the How's of the Linen and Lace World, more information is needed. Or when we know more about an individual piece, the fourth "W", kicks in and we we wonder Where the information is. Or once again, Why it is missing " Inquisitive minds like mine are always wanting to know as much as possible, and Learn, Learn, Learn!I don't agree with everything in this book, but I feel that is as it should be! Differing opinions keep us all on our toes.

Excellent book. buy anything this author writes about textiles. I use this book weekly in identifying items to list on ebay. excellent photos and a wealth of accurate info. Can't compliment the book enough., Worth the price.

Vintage White Linens is a valuable resource for anyone interested in collecting antique and vintage linens. The book describes various types of embroidery and lace techniques as well as an alphabetical listing of the descriptors commonly used for linens.

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