This beautiful oval ornamental pattern is made up of intertwined flowers and leaves. It was originally intended for use as an embroidery design. The description from the book is as follows: “We introduce here the central design of a cover for a child’s cradle or bassinet, manufactured and exhibited by Messrs. D. & J. Macdonald of Glasgow. The material whereof it is made is cambric, the plain ground of which, by the ingenuity and skill wherewith the needle has been applied, is transformed into “Point”, most perfectly executed. The establishment of Messrs. Macdonald is among the most extensive in Glasgow, employing thirty thousand hands.” This makes a pretty frame with the center design removed. The image is from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. Click on images to enlarge.
Julie, you find the most beautiful, old Victorian pieces. I LOVE the emails I get from you! -Debbie
Elaine Moore says
I’m with Debbie – LOVE your emails – I always look for them first when I turn on my computer. This is such a beautiful design. thanks
Pauline Black says
Lovely oval shaped frames like this are not plentiful so really appreciate it. Also, I noticed immediately it had thistles too. The thistle is Scotland’s Floral Emblem. Thank you.
Julie J says
Debbie and Elaine, I’m glad you’re not getting overwhelmed with the amount of e-mails lately.
Pauline, thank you so much for the additional, valuable, information. I appreciate it!
And I’m happy to know that you all like this image. 🙂
thank you thank you,
the graphics fairy ain’t got nothing on you!