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lace1084 - Antique Circa 1850 Eyelets and Fern Leaves
Antique Circa 1850 Eyelets and Fern Leaves
Antique Circa 1850 Eyelets and Fern Leaves
 
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Antique collar, circa 1850 from Philadelphia, off white cotton with cutwork, measuring 14 inches along the inner collar by 2 inches wide. Almost completely made up of larger eyelets, all hand done, with hand embroidered fern leaves or fronds, in the tiniest stitches, The edges are hand finished in buttonhole stitches forming pretty scallops. Condition is very good. These collars come from the Batcheler estate in Philadelphia, PA. The house was a treasure trove of early American furniture and textiles. Included with the collars was the following note: "These collars, though badly torn in spots, should be preserved as examples of the high skill and art of needlework of the 19th century - first half. These are both Fritz Chandler and Harrision Hartshouse items - country mid city - standards the same." Another notation dated them to 1840-1860, as well.

 
 

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