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Sheer white cotton fichu

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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;...

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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)

French, second quarter of 19th century

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

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Cotton mull with cotton embroidery, and hemstitched


Textiles and Fashion Arts