What started more than a thousand years ago as a practical way to ID currency and personal belongings has since evolved into a letter-perfect way to show off your signature style…
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONOGRAMS
Monograms first appeared on coins as early as 350 BC. Used to identify the city from which the currency originated, the first known example was issued in Achaea, Greece, and displayed the first two letters of the city’s name, alpha (A) and chi (X).
Later, nobility adopted the art of monogramming, which was often used as part of the insignia for their property on items such as police badges and coats of arms.
In the Victorian era, monograms became a symbol of aristocracy. Upper-class families added family initials to everything from cutlery to stationery.
You don’t have to be a blue blood to add your monogram to home furnishings and décor. Starting at just $60, our monograms are available on select fabric upholstery in your choice of type treatments and 16 thread colors.
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Monogramming available in Design Centers only. For more ways to make a statement, read our If Walls Could Talk post.