A lovely handkerchief of Bedfordshire bobbin lace with a fine design of sunflowers(?) and foliage.  The cross-shaped centre is of fine lawn. There are raised wheatears to add texture.  A good quality example. 

Condition is very good with no obvious damage.

Colour - ivory with some faint foxing type marks; I have not cleaned this piece.

Dates from the 19th century.

Measures approx. 32cm (12 1/2") square.


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Bedfordshire Lace Handkerchief    #Bed43