Double pocketbook

Double pocketbook with two sections per side; solidly embroidered with silk threads in Irish (or Florentine) stitch; purple background with polychrome floral motifs; green silk lining; "November 3, 1787" embroidered in dark gray within beige band across left edge; contains paper with poem (see notes for text)

Inscription

Embroidered in Irish stitch across left edge: "NOVEMBER 3, 1787"

Provenance

Bequet to the MFA, 1976

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean

Double pocketbook

  • American, 1787
Massachusetts, United States
Dimensions
28.1 x 24 x 2.2 cm (11 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk embroidery on linen plain weave with silk plain weave lining and paper card interlining
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
1976.663
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