Notebook

English or French
about 1840


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 14 x 1 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1111

Medium or Technique

Silk moire embroidered with silk threads and metallic beads

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Small notebook covered in white moire silk, embroidered with polychrome silk, and silver, gold, blue metallic beads. Silk cover is glued to stiff white moire-design paper, with gold-edged writing paper inside (with some writing). Two different floral motifs on each side. Front: oval of flowers and leaves with grapes in corner; back: bundle of flowers tied with ribbon. Types of flowes include: pansy, geranium, calendula, rose, aisy, chrysanthemum. Embroidery stitches: satin stitch, stem stitch, french knots, metallic beads.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection