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Antique & Design Linen Damask
So many beautiful patterns to choose from. Designs by the artists Chris Lebeau, Peter Struycken and Karijn Otjes give you a work of art on your own dining room table.
Chris Lebeau – Margotje
Margotje is one of the Art Deco designs created by the artist Chris Lebeau in 1930. He drew Margot, the daughter of the director of Van Dissel, while she was playing. He ingeniously hid her sixteen times in the rays of sun, which form the centre of the tablecloth.
Cool linen to titillate the senses.
The ideal wedding gift.
Are your best friends moving in together? Is your son or daughter getting married? Why not give a mini linen set as a present: six cheerful household cloths packaged in a heart-warming gift box with a fun, informative brochure.
Top quality linen damask
Welcome to the website of art historian Sanny de Zoete. Born of her passion for antique damask, Sanny now produces top quality, made-to-measure Dutch Design Damask table linen.
Sanny’s Collection includes designs by the artists Chris Lebeau, Peter Struycken and Karijn Otjes. There are tablecloths and runners, and dinner and breakfast napkins.
Churches & Castles
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is our speciality. We also weave beautiful historical designs for castles and stately homes. Do you need a 12-metre-long tablecloth? No problem, leave it with us.
Your Personal Design
Your own personal design? It’s possible! You can design your own pattern or have a pattern designed by one of the artists we work with. Let me know what you are looking for.
What is more beautiful and more durable than antique damask that matches your family china? The centuries-old linen is hard-wearing and will give you many more years of pleasure.
You are more than welcome to come and see all the beautiful linen damask at Sanny’s home in Delft.
Please contact Sanny to make an appointment.
From fantasy to fabric
Damask behind the scenes
In the centre of Delft, art historian Sanny de Zoete is working on her collection of Dutch Design Damask table linen. This short documentary shows what linen damask is and how it is made. We see Sanny discussing a new design with a client and a designer, and we travel with her to the weaving mill.
Made by Studio Vermeer (www.studiovermeer.nl)
Commissioned by Sanny de Zoete.
Sanny expresses her passion for damask in many different ways.
Do you own any antique linen? Sanny catalogues and values linen, damask, lace and embroidery for museums, foundations and private owners. Would you like to find out more about the history of tablecloths and napkins? Sanny gives fascinating lectures on the subject. Perhaps an exhibition on table settings past and present would be great for your museum or castle? Sanny is an enthusiastic guest curator for well-visited exhibitions. She also provides antique linen and damask on loan for exhibitions. What’s more, Sanny is currently writing an inspiring book on the history of Dutch linen damask.
Sanny’s passion for linen originated back in 1985 when she was rummaging through a box of old linen at a textile sorting company.
Among the discarded rags, she found a linen damask towel with Jugendstil patterns. Wonderfully designed roses on a towel. Although we know that Jugendstil is represented in many disciplines, including architecture, painting, furniture design and jewellery, Sanny did not expect to find it on something as mundane as a towel. Her passion for linen damask was born. She began to collect linen and to build a private collection of damask.