A square handkerchief

French
first half of 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

47 x 43.9 cm (18 1/2 x 17 5/16 in. )

Accession Number

50.498

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A sheer white linen square handkerchief with deeply and elaborately scalloped edges, in each corner a pendent spray of berries and rosette-like blossoms and decorative leaves and heavy bunches of grapes falling into scallops of edge, corner designs and scallops embroidered with white linen thread in variety of stitches, including eyelet and needlepoint-lace stitches.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edna W. True