Envelope eyeglass case

beadwork

Western European
1830–50


Object Place: Europe (Western)

Dimensions

15 x 10 x 1 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1184

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on cotton knit, silk plain-weave lining, gilt metal closure and ornaments; beadwork

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Envelope Eyeglass Case. Beadwork on cotton foundation. Design of alternating white stripes with stylized design in reds and yellows and blue stripes with gold-colored details. Yellow metallic piping, bar and chains at top, 4 openwork beads (3 at base, 1 at closure). White silk lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection