Beadwork bag

American
second quarter of the 19th century


Place of Origin: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

19.5 x 16.2 cm (7 11/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.625

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on silk thread with leather, silk, and silk cord

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Beadwork bag with a scene of a woman wearing a red and blue dress with white sleeves and apron standing next to a tree on a pink path leading to a pink and blue house (same pattern on reverse), lower border of green leaves with black stems and white and pink flowers (or berries) with thin orange band at bottom; green fabric at top with drawstring; leather lining

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout