Hanging case

late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place: Italy


61.9 x 19.1 cm (24 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Polychrome silk and gilt-silver yarns, gilt-silver lace, spangles and wire; painted paper, applied satin and raised work on pink and white silk ground. Conventionalized vegetative design. Top and pockets: raised flowers and leaves outlined in gilt-silver yarn and wires, spangles cover white ground; panels between: flowers outlined with gilt-silver yarn and wire on pink ground. Painted paper on center panel: wreathed black woman and gold crown. Blue and silver bows at top and sides. Gilt-silver lace edges. Tooled leather back. The forms behind the applique appear to be wood.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman