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Sale: Now $39, was $49

What a pretty presentation!

From the late teens or 20s....

Inside an Art Nouveau Box, lies 8 cotton lawn very finely hand embroidered hankies still in their original folds. The embroidery is in a soft shade of beige. There are additionally, 2 squares of lace that lie atop the hankies.

This collection is somewhat unusual because the 2 squares of lace are not sewn to the hankies, so this must have been a kit of sorts with the lace to be applied to 2 blanks which were not in the box when I first acquired it. You can always make up 2 linen or fine cotton lawn hanky center pieces of 8 1/2" square to sew the lace to.

The complete box must have had a total of 12 hankies with 10 embroidered hankies (2 which I kept myself leaving 8) and quite possibly 2 blanks for the lace to be applied to.

The condition of the contents is pristine with some very slight age discoloration around the edges, solved by hand washing delicately. The box has a small piece missing on one side.

Apparently this was a gift “from Uncle Henry” (as was written on the back of the box) to his favorite niece perhaps!

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Hand Embroidered Hankies - 8 Embroidered Lawn Hankies With 2 Separate Lace Squares In Original Art Nouveau Box


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: cotton lawn, cluny lace, handkerchiefs, art nouveau box
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 35 people