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A sheer white linen handkerchief

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A sheer white linen handkerchief, hemstitched border, in each corner a curved flower filled bridge, beneath bridge a powder of minute leaves, same minute leaves embroidered with white linen thread in variety of stitches including a few lace stitches, originally edged with lace, only stitch marks...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

French, 19th century

Object Place



40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery and Hemstitch


Textiles and Fashion Arts