Sheer white linen square handkerchief

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

39.5 x 39 cm (15 9/16 x 15 3/8 in. )

Accession Number

50.2383

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery and linen Valenciennes lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sheer white linen square handkerchief with rounded corners, outer edge in wide scallops and finished with Valenciennes lace, border design symmetrically arranged, of meeting scrolls and roundels edged with narrow ruffles of Valenciennes lace, centers of roundels and also some of outer edge scallops embroidered with needlepoint lace stitches, interspaces of border design filled with minute stylized flowers, embroidered with white linen thread.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Miss Ida F. Robbins