Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1775–90


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 6.8 x 8.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2400

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 consisting 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: arms of France and Austria, portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Silk netting at top; pink silk braided drawstrings with four bead-covered wood tassels. Salmon silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection