Sheer white linen square handkerchief

English
mid-19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

40 x 38.7 cm (15 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. )

Accession Number

52.1649

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton Embroidery and lace stitches

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sheer white linen square handkerchief with rounded corners and irregularly scalloped edge, deep border finely embroidered with white linen thread in such a way to frame a circle of plain linen in center of handkerchief, design of roses, thistles, and shamrocks, beautifully worked with great variety of stitches including some needle point lace stitches.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich