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Handkerchief

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

47.5 x 49 cm (18 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.24

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unfinished handkerchief; sheer white linen (now tender and cracking); minute border design of vine bearing clusters of quatrefoil blossoms; large design in one corner worked with white linen thread, much of it in high relief and free-standing, of bird perching on branch with elaborate flowering branches forming oval medallion around him.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, in memory of her mother, Marion Dove Lee (Mrs. Francis W. Lee)