A pair of linen Appenzell embroidery pillow sham covers from the Victorian era. The fold over portion of the covers feature an oval of a woman head, at two corners and center of the case. Only on one case at one corner has the fabric been cut away around the face.
No other head has had this treatment. In between the heads, a meandering trail of cutwork flowers punctuated with a series of straight line drawn work gives the covers a nice definition. This beautiful work embellishes the lower part of each cover.
The remainder the case is of plain fabric and could be used to fold back over the pillow. There is a sleeve attached to the back of each sham for placing a pillow inside.
Overall size is 38-1/2" long from side to side. The width is 33" wide, from top to bottom. Decorative part of the case is 38-1/2" x 16" wide. Again, the remainder of the fabric is plain.
Condition is good. Not freshly laundered but very nice and expertly done.