A square handkerchief

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

47.5 x 46.5 cm (18 11/16 x 18 5/16 in. )

Accession Number

49.274

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A sheer white linen square handkerchief with line of hemstitching near outer edge, outer edge finely scalloped, in each corner an arrangement of stylized blossoms and berries on slender curling stems spreading out to meet each other at center of sides of handkerchief, in one corner initials: AM. Embroidery worked with white linen thread in great variety of stitches including some drawn-work; several brown stains and minute holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend