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A square handkerchief

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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....

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 19th century

Object Place



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

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Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts