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Antique Lace and Linen Handkerchief or Veil Case

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Antique Lace and Linen Handkerchief or Veil Case
$110.00 Includes Shipping and Handling in USA, TX residents must pay sales tax

Fine,almost handkerchief weight linen,with cutwork and incredibly exact hand embroidered designs on this antique piece, most likely created by a young girl for her trousseau. It was meant to keep and protect her handkerchiefs, gloves, or perhaps lace collars or veils. Of course, it could be made into a charming boudoir pillow! The exquisitely crafted basket signifying abundance for the marriage. (Always welcome!) The 3" oval of stylized flowers might have been intended for monograms. The ribbon trailing over the basket has a few broken brides,but nothing significant. This seems almost Victorian,with an Arts and Crafts influence.The hem,which the 1.5" lace is attached to seems to be hand hemmed(almost invisible stitches)! The soft rose colored antique satin, slightly ruffled, is thinly padded,with no opening for another pillow. Measures 18" X 20" I consider this quite a piece for a collector , it is stunning! It's late in the day and the back side did not photo well, but it is a lovely rose color, not as dark as the photos. Circa 1900. Measures 20 1/2" X 18" when open.

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