Panel from pocketbook

French
1670–1700


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 15.8 cm (3 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.1108

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic thread; Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular panel from flat pocketbook. Polychrome silk and silver metallic threads brocaded on gold metallic ground. Silver brocading is figured. Motif is hunting scene in wooded setting. Left to right: horse tied to tree, seated woman, birds flying and in trees, man on horse with hounds hunting deer. Gilt-galloon binding. Lining of pale yellow/green silk embroidered with polychrome silk and metallic yarns in floral motif (two pieces sewn together). Layer of thin blue cardboard in between the lining and brocaded panel.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection