Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Fun Linens of the 20th Century

Fun Linens of the 20th Century (Paperback)

£28.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Whimsical household linens and handkerchiefs of the 20th century, most from the "fun linen" period after World War II and through the 1960s, fill this book. The authors' selection criteria was simple: the linens must be collectible, cheerful, and fun! Shown in outstanding color photographs are eye-catching tablecloths, napkins, placemats, runners, towels, doilies, potholders, bedspreads, pillowcases, curtains, laundry bags, and aprons. Organized by subject matter and accompanied by fascinating historical information, they reflect American society during a period of rapid change. Included are many examples of embroidered, crocheted, and hand-painted linens, as well as wonderful signed and unsigned printed pieces. The designs include those by early, pre-World War II proponents of the "fun linen" look, such as Tony Sarg and Tom Lamb. To aid collectors, the authors offer tips for finding and purchasing fun linens, newly discovered information about some of the textile designers featured, and current values. These popular and charming keepsakes are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesFashion & Textiles, Carpets & Rugs Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 15/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9780764315992  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Elizabeth Scofield is Director of Global Management at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Peggy Zalamea is an investments professional in New York. They are both dedicated collectors and researchers who previously wrote 20th Century Linens and Lace for Schiffer Publishing.

More books by Elizabeth Scofield

More books by Peggy Zalamea

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of...
(Hardback)
Darielle Mason; Cristin McKnight...
 
 
£25.00
 
The 4
(Paperback)
Carol Hopkins; Linda M Koenig
 
 
£26.99
 
Latest Blog
Daniel Gray Finds Paradise between the Pages
27/06/2017

Exclusively for Foyles in Independent Bookshop Week, Daniel Gray finds paradise on the page and in the bookshop.

#FoylesFive: Children's Pride
26/06/2017

Andi from our Birmingham branch shares her favourite children's books that are perfect for Pride.

How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd