Stunning Antique French Pure Natural Linen Dowry Trousseau Towel with G Monogram surround by a garland of beautiful flowers, an absolute work of art. A variety of stitches is worked by hand by an accomplished embroiderer, the flowers include a pansy, field flowers, and several other garden favorites all tied with a ribbon bow.
Made in the mid 1800's, edged with crochet lace at two ends, this was a show towel to hang over a wash stand in a grand maison. In very good condition for its age, there are a few places where there is a small amount of darkening which may still soak out, the lace has darkened slightly as shown. This piece has been loved, first by the new bride who commissioned it for her new household, then by her family, and finally by a few fortunate caretakers who has this in their collection.