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Woman's handkerchief

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Woman's sheer, white handkerchief embroidered with nine leaves in each corner with initials "G W" in a floral pattern in one corner, undulating floral vine border, blossoms and eyelets in outer border, embroidered and scalloped edges

Provenance

Belonged to Georgiana Welles (Mrs. John O.) Sargent (1818-1879, married 1854); Inherited by her daughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, possibly French, mid-19th century

Place of Manufacture

United States, possibly France

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 45 x 41.9 cm (17 11/16 x 16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.985

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes