Handkerchief

French
mid-19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

36.3 x 36.6 cm (14 5/16 x 14 7/16 in. )

Accession Number

59.174

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Very fine linen tabby ground, embroidered with white cotton in a variety of flat stitches and buttonhole stitches with high relief work and some cutwork filled with needlepoint ornaments. Two concentric rings decorated with tendrils and birds in center. Large bouquets of roses, bellflowers, lilies, etc. in corners. Border shows conventional lily in compartments separated by openwork units. A number of light brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Andrew B. McClary