B1141 - TWO Beautiful Fine Lawn & Lace Antique French Monogrammed Dowry Handkerchiefs
Here we have two gorgeous antique French fine lawn dowry handkerchiefs dating from the 19th Century. They both have hand worked lace and each has a hand embroidered monogram.
One is slightly creamier in colour. It has a wide hand worked lace border and a central circle of fine lawn. In the bottom right hand corner it is beautifully embroidered with 'Zoé'. The handkerchief is in good antique condition. I can only find a tiny bit of stress to the lawn where it meets the lace on the left hand side. This handkerchief measure approx. 30 cm (11.75 inches) square.
The other handkerchief is whiter in colour. It has an amazing hand embroidered border of flowers intricately incorporated with tulle and lace. There is a very finely worked intricate monogram to one of the corners. This handkerchief is also in good antique condition. If one looks very carefully you can see a few circles of starch which may have occurred during the laundering. This handkerchief measures approx. 29 cm (11.5 inches) square.
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£85.00 / pair(s)