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It’s a Crewel World

Chelsea Editions

“Racemid” from the Embroidered Vine Collection


Chelsea Editions was originally established in 1991 by Mona Perlhagen as a resource for cushions made from antique embroideries.  She quickly established herself within the design community – and eventually met the late Jed Johnson – with whom she partnered in establishing the firms current incarnation in 1996.  Together they created the collection available today from the carefully curated historical documents Perlhagen spend decades amassing.  I’ll admit that I overuse superlatives, but CE‘s collection of embroideries and crewels is the interior design industry’s finest.  (Some might argue that Holland & Sherry’s embroideries are in the running, and I’d say they’re close, but I’ll save talking about them for another post.)

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