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Large square handkerchief

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Large sheer white linen square handkerchief, outer edges embroidered with white linen thread in minute eyelet sprig and small pointed scallops, in each corner an embroidered scene in small scale, fisherman, peacock, stork and a fox, and a beekeeper (?); finely mended in many places, cracks and...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 19th century

Object Place



67 x 67 cm (26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton and linen Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts