A natural form of simplistic design, this Mountmellick embroidery table doily is extraordinary in needlework beauty. Clusters of grapes and vine encircle the inner part of the doily with the edge worked in flora with foliage.
The 27" diameter center piece doily is also embellished with the monogrammed letter "M" situated in the middle. Embroidered on cotton with cotton thread. The padded embroidery work is dense with stitches, making it a discerning embroidery from the later Victorian / Edwardian era.
The center monogram measures 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide at the bottom of the letter.
Condition of the doily and workmanship is very nice, however, let me note, I believe the edging at one time was fringed. Still looking finished, there is the appearance of very, very short strands of thread, especially from the back side. Freshly laundered and pressed.