Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1700–15


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 13.5 x 10 cm (5 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2390

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); silk netting and braided cords

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small, round drawstring bag made of four wedge-shaped panels. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Polychrome design on white ground: royal arms; Louis XIV with globe and sun; Marie Theresa with flowers; crown over stylized iris. Yellow bead binding. Ecru silk cord drawstrings with four bead-covered wood tassels. Blue silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection