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19th C Lancaster County Bride's Handkerchief

19th C Lancaster County Bride's Handkerchief
19th C Lancaster County Bride's Handkerchief

There are some textiles that while one can marvel at the simplicity and quiet beauty of the piece, one also acknowledges the fine workmanship as well. This piece is such a piece.

To start, the handkerchief itself is made out of a very finely woven plain weave cotton. It is embellished with nicely executed, but simple, drawn work borders. Each corner within those borders, (on the inner body of the piece) is worked in white cotton floss in two different wreath-like designs each opposite the other.

Within the borders themselves various motifs taken from the interior wreaths are worked. In the upper right-hand corner of the body of the piece, the initials “H.R.” are cross-stitched in red floss, while a much cruder version is stitched into the lower right edge.

It measures 18 inches wide by 21 inches long, and is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or tears.

I purchased this piece years ago at a sale in Lancaster County, PA and have always marveled at its subtle elegance.

Price: $185

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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