You can really see here how lovely and detailed they are, the red cursive text is embroidered onto linen tape. In the one above, the initials G.L. appear.
These are obviously french as you can see the french writing on the packaging - the first line of the bottom box says "for hotels, and house linen" and saying that you can specifiy what you want embroidered and it takes approximately 10 days for delivery. In french and in antique packaging even advertising like this looks great.
"Initals and numbers for marking of linen"
Merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho, off to the pub!