antique lace and embroidered bridal handkerchief

antique lace and embroidered bridal handkerchief

An exceptional and very large early 19th century handkerchief. This magnificent piece is hand loomed of the finest, whisper-thin ecru lawn linen and embroidered throughout its perimeter with exquisite bouquets of miniature flowers with open work lace centers that run along an embroidered link chain. A very elaborate scalloped border is composed of three rows of fine embroidery punctuated at intervals by miniature flowers with open work lace centers. A two inch wide hand made Valenciennes lace with a floral motif and scalloped border forms a soft ruffle around the edge. A true work of art and painstaking labor of love, this masterpiece of a handkerchief that was probably created for a marriage trousseau remains in impeccable condition! Dimensions: 18 x 18in. plus 2in. lace border

PRICE: (complimentary delivery) $725.00
ITEM: 2209