How often does one find this size of Victorian napkins especially with such a beautiful motif? Here's a set of 8 Victorian damask dinner napkins ~ a fabulous find from an old Buffalo, N. Y. estate from the 1890's - 1900's era.
The gorgeous linen fabric is probably Irish linen with the most incredible flower design of a flowering tulip. The tulips with their foliage covers a good portion of the napkin. A border forms the remainder sides filled with a trailing daisy or similar type of flower. A large monogram of the letter M fits into one of the corners of 7 of the napkins. No monogram on the 8th one.
The size of the napkins are 28-1/2" square. A nice size to cover the laps of the diners.
Condition: Although these are very old, the napkins are still very elegant and with some minor imperfections. At some time they have been laundered but not recent and stored away.
Here's what I found: two have very minor oxidation marks. 2 with pin dot holes (one with a series of pin dots in one area near the edge. The other just one dot). One has a tiny tidbit bite from one edge. Possibly it was caught. Of course, no monogram on one which I already mention.