Tea Cozy - Very Rare Beetle-winged Embroidery

Size: 15 inches W x 11 inches H

Origin: England

Condition: Excellent

Maker: Unidentified

Provenance: Ex. Collection: Mrs. C. Elliot

Date: 1880

Price: Price upon request

Description: In Victorian England the Tea Cozy was an important adornment to the treasured tradition of Afternoon Tea. This ritual traveled across the sea to America. In October 1892 the venerated Philadelphia Inquirer noted "the tea cozy enjoyed a sudden and unexpected rise in public favor" among women who hosted tea parties. Handmade silk lined, braided surround double-sided beetle-winged embroidery on wool.

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