English or New England
Early 19th century

Object Place: New England, England or U.S.A.


27 x 20 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, Satin, metal / embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bag, reticule; septagonal. White satin embroidered with polychrome silks, silver threads, silver sequins. Four sided. On front, in center of wreath of roses tied with blue bow, is written VALUE THE TRIFLE. On back, in similar wreath, is FRIENDSHIP. On sides are flroal motifs; one of sweetpeas, the other of pansies. On all sides a border of silver threads in chain motif entwined with curling brown vine. Primarily worked in satin stitch. Thirteen silk tassels attached. White ribbon ties. A few spots and stains.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik