Bag

beadwork

Western European
1840–60


Object Place: Europe (Western)

Dimensions

21.5 x 17.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1144

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with cut steel bead embroidery, clasps and chain

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bag. Black silk velvet embroidered with cut steel beads in floral sprig and border (repeated). Cut steel frame with faceted beads, stud closure, chain. 2 bead tassels at sides. Bead looped fringe (deteriorated). Deep purple silk lining. Condition: velvet worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection