That looks like Cardinal Richelieu on the bank note and there is a place called Richelieu in Indre et Loire. Not sure of the needlework connection yet!
And now I have discovered it! Richelieu is a kind of white work embroidery with some cutwork. It is very pretty.This was a very difficult clue to solve.
Is the tray on the bar counter another clue? It looks like whitework to me!
Whitework it is, but the H is a dedication not a clue. xxx
OH I KNOW! I KNOW! it's Richelieu!I could recognise that face in the dark with my eyes closed! :DI used to watch an anime on TV about d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers when I was a kid, I even dressed up as one of them for Carnevale, my grandmother made the dress for me :Dhttp://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Artagnan_e_i_moschettieri_del_re