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VINTAGE CLOTHES & ACCESS > VINTAGE HANDKERCHIEFS

Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms
Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms

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Material:  silk
Color: cream, off white

Size:  Hanky  #1 ~ overall:  22 inches x 20 & ½ inches
                          monogram:  1 & ¾ inches x 1 & ½ inches
         
         
Hanky #2 ~ overall:  21 inches x 20 inches
                          monogram:  2 inches x 1 & 5/8 inches

Age:  Victorian / Edwardian c. 1890 - 1910
Quantity:  2 Handkerchiefs available ~ sold individually

Two very nice antique late Victorian, or early Edwardian silk handkerchiefs, sold individually; buyers choice, select one, or both.

These antique textiles are constructed of very high quality, finely woven sheer cream silk, with rich luster and sheen.  Each hanky is hand monogrammed with a very ornate and beautifully embellished single letter initial:  L.   While both monograms are the same letter, each is uniquely embroidered, with well executed flourishes and very fancy hand worked details.

Both large handkerchiefs feature wide borders, finished by hand, with fine hand drawn hemstitching detail. Hanky #1 is slightly larger than example #2, please see specifics above.

Hanky #1 is also just a slightly darker cream than hanky #2, which has a subtle ivory undertone. (see first two images) Additionally, while #1 is quite sheer and diaphanous, it is not quite as translucent as #2.

The handkerchiefs are in exceptionally nice antique estate condition and appear to have never been used, although hankie #1 does have a very small, pale storage smudge to border, (see last image of #1 hankie above, showing close up with silver pen) which would surely resolve with first wash, as well as a single and all but undetectable, minute pin hole near a corner border that may have been from a tag.
Also, both textiles show extremely minor weave irregularities not unusual in finely woven period silks of this type, plus some small storage puckers/wrinkles that a gentle press or steam will resolve.
We see no evidence of fabric deterioration, stress, or similar issues often found on antique silk textiles.  After more than 100 years they remain in very strong, stable condition.

Likely originally intended for gentleman, however today large silk handkerchiefs can be utilized for many purposes for both men and women, including pocket squares and accessories, such as embellishing a fine handbag, briefcase, or luggage, etc.

Overall very nice examples of fine antique silk handkerchiefs, beautifully monogrammed with an initial, that according to our web research, is not as commonly found today as other letters.

NOTE:  Please select handkerchief #1, or #2 from the drop down list below, then click the adjacent Add to Cart button.  If you wish to purchase both hankies return to this page and repeat the process.  Proceed with checkout when finished adding desired items to cart.

Large Antique Handkerchiefs, Finely Woven Lustrous Translucent Silk ~ Beautiful Hand Embroidered L Monograms

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