Cardcase

sablé

French
1700–15


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 13.9 x 8.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2347

Medium or Technique

Strung glass beads (sablé), woven metallic thread binding

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular cardcase. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Front and back have Baroque floral design on white ground. Gilt-galloon edging. Blue silk taffeta lining with two interior pockets. Cardboard foundation.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection