Box 12 antique German monogram stencils dowry linen 1900
I found this little box full of antique dowry linen stencils on my last trip to Alsace. Such stencils were used to mark a woman's dowry linen, which would then be embroidered. These are 12 beautiful intertwined initials, not the more usual single initials. The following letter combinations are here: WJ, WN, WA, RE, WG, TO, WE, WK, EN, RU, MW & FD. The actual initials are all around 3cm tall, and the stencils measure 4,5 x 5,5cm. There have never been used, and come from an old haberdashery shop. The box they were found in has a letter A stencilled on the top. It is a little shabby, and measures 7 x 6 x 2cm. Lovely lot of unusual stencils.
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