Sheer white cotton fichu

second quarter of 19th century

Object Place: France


65 x 124 cm (25 9/16 x 48 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with cotton embroidery, and hemstitched

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sheer white cotton fichu roughly elongated lozenge in shape, small pointed scalloped edges, small-scale flowering vine bearing minute quatrefoils, three lobed leaves, and two petalled buds as border on all sides, near lower edge of back a group of elaborate stylized blossoms including lilies; darned in a number of places, several small holes, upper edge designed to be worn folded over.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Susan Cotter Glidden Dove (Mrs. George W. W. Dove)