Drawstring bag

American
early 19th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 28.9 x 15.2 x 5.7 cm (11 3/8 x 6 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.995

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with silk embroidery, silk braided cord and tassels, silk cord appliqué

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gray-green silk drawstring bag of four panels, four flaps above drawstring loops of braided silk cord, bands of applied silk cord filled in with rows of embroidered diagonal stitches of brown or light green silk, tassels sewn just below second row, large tassel at bottom center, bright green lining

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent