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Table Mat Masterpiece

75,000.00
Table Mat Masterpiece
Table Mat Masterpiece
Table Mat Masterpiece

Table Mat Masterpiece

75,000.00

Made in New England circa 1830, this textile features a spectacular array of flora and fauna worked in embroidery, cutwork, and trapunto. From a Connecticut collection, this mat is related to a table cover sold from the Lefkowitz Collection at Northeast Auctions in August 2007. Professionally conserved and mounted. Approximately 30 1/2” x 53” overall.

Real talk, antiques dealer style. This business can make you feel a little queasy sometimes. You spend a lot of your own money on something and then on the long drive home you’re stuck in your own head second-guessing yourself. Is it really that great? What if I paid too much? Will my kids hate me? Dealer to dealer, dealer to collector, dealer to passionate lover of antiques who can’t afford something like this yet…here’s the truth: the really wonderful things never make you feel that way. This thing is hanging on my dining room wall and it still makes me as ecstatic as it did the day I bought it. Someday (maybe tomorrow, maybe next year) it will go to live somewhere else, and I’ll be even a little bit more ecstatic. I’ll miss it, but I’ll feel content knowing that it’s brightening someone else’s life every day.

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Made in New England circa 1830, this textile features a spectacular array of flora and fauna worked in embroidery, cutwork, and trapunto. From a Connecticut collection, this mat is related to a table cover sold from the Lefkowitz Collection at Northeast Auctions in August 2007. Professionally conserved and mounted. Approximately 30 1/2” x 53” overall.

Real talk, antiques dealer style. This business can make you feel a little queasy sometimes. You spend a lot of your own money on something and then on the long drive home you’re stuck in your own head second-guessing yourself. Is it really that great? What if I paid too much? Will my kids hate me? Dealer to dealer, dealer to collector, dealer to passionate lover of antiques who can’t afford something like this yet…here’s the truth: the really wonderful things never make you feel that way. This thing is hanging on my dining room wall and it still makes me as ecstatic as it did the day I bought it. Someday (maybe tomorrow, maybe next year) it will go to live somewhere else, and I’ll be even a little bit more ecstatic. I’ll miss it, but I’ll feel content knowing that it’s brightening someone else’s life every day.