Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Swiss Embroidered Sheer Cotton Wedding Hanky

c.1840's - 1880's

Item Number H29906

Huge old and terribly delicate antique embroidered wedding hanky, likely of Swiss origin***, is executed on finest white cotton muslin that is nearly transparent.  No longer white and showing it's age, this extraordinary piece has numerous fine repairs, unrepaired holes, and separations, many shown below.  The hand made Valenciennes lace was likely added at a later period but adds significantly to the softness and femininity of the piece.  Fragile but significant for it's age and remarkable embroidery.  c.1840's - 80's  24" X 23" including 3" Valenciennes lace

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Antique Swiss embroidered wedding hanky with Valenciennes lace

***See Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linens and Lace, Debra S. Bonito, pgs. 54 and 59 for other hankies of this type

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