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Double pocketbook

1787


Dimensions

28.1 x 24 x 2.2 cm (11 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.663

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen plain weave with silk plain weave lining and paper card interlining

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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