Drawstring bag

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 22.9 cm (9 1/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

46.65

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk ribbon and thread, metal purl and spangles

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square drawstring bag. White silk satin embroidered with pink, white and green silk ribbon, brown silk thread, silver metal purl, and spangles. Floral border and sprig motif on front, no design on back. Silk ribbon embroidery forms flowers and leaves, metallic work forms ribbons and outside border. Embroidery stitches include: stem stitch, chain stitch. Lined with striped silk. Drawstring missing.

Provenance

Collection of Amy Pleadwell; Purchased by the MFA, February 14, 1946

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund and Mrs. Samuel Cabot's Special Fund