Pink and Green Pineapple Pattern Doily

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This is an unusual color combination applied to a beautiful old design of the pineapples. Pineapples were a Victorian era symbol of hospitality and can often be found carved into the woodwork of period homes. This is also unusual in that it’s made in two layers. The center is just one piece and then the two layers start at the edge of the circle. It was possibly designed to be starched so the upper level stood apart. I bought this at a flea market and it was filthy. It took a few washings and soakings to see its true color and the verigation in the pink. It’s a beautiful piece..