Large square handkerchief

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

67 x 67 cm (26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in. )

Accession Number

49.273

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton and linen Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large sheer white linen square handkerchief, outer edges embroidered with white linen thread in minute eyelet sprig and small pointed scallops, in each corner an embroidered scene in small scale, fisherman, peacock, stork and a fox, and a beekeeper (?); finely mended in many places, cracks and breaks.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend