Woman's handkerchief

possibly French, used in America
mid-19th century
Worn by Georgiana Welles (Sargent) (American, 1818–1879)


Place of Manufacture: possibly France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

40.6 x 41.2 cm (16 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.989

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery with deflected warps and wefts

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Mull handkerchief with embroidered dots and eyelets arranged in triangular formations within dentate edge; initials “G W” embroidered in dots and eyelets in one corner

Provenance

Owned by Georgiana Welles Sargent (1818-1879, married 1854) of Boston; Inherited by her daughter, Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent