A lovely layover pillow sham from the Victorian era. Oblong shape. A motif of whitework embroidery flowers, drawnwork and Italian motto ( Amore Fede....Love Faith) finishes the center.
The sham is 31" x 41-3/4" overall size. White linen fabric. The border is accented with a row of drawn thread with stylized flower, leaves and meandering stems, separated by a wider drawnwork plus a narrow row of pulled thread. Near the center, the motif is 17" x 4" of the beautiful motto with flowers and leaves.
Condition is very nice. Not recently cleaned but good. It may have been used some, but not much. No damage that I noticed, however, I may have missed something small.
P.S. a little piece of fuss on the close up photo which picked off. I didn't notice until after the listing done.