|15th century handkerchief press in the Museo Correr|
It is a 15h century handkerchief press. Made of cypress wood and featuring carvings of a knight and his lady. The carver in me had a serious squee moment. Not because I'm up to that sort of carving yet, but because the size makes it something much more approachable than the big chests I've been eyeing (and laughing at myself for even considering.)
I also turned up another reticella hankie I hadn't seen before.
|17th century Italian lace handkerchief in the Met|