Handkerchief

probably French
About 1850–75


Dimensions

46 x 44.5 cm (18 1/8 x 17 1/2 in. )

Accession Number

17.1592

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white linen; hemstitched edge, finished with a straight line of buttonholing. In the corners and at intervals on the sides are sprays of flowers connected by a line of leaf-like forms embroidered with white cotton and with laid work, running, and point lace stitches; across one corner are embroidered the initials, M. G. B.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates