Pocket-book

American
18th–19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

9 x 10.2 x 1.8 cm (3 9/16 x 4 x 11/16 in.) measured closed

Accession Number

44.387

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen ground with cotton lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Exterior embroidered in Queen Anne or Rococco stitch in yellow, green and purple silk yarns in a lattice pattern with a transverse hour-glass motif in each lozenge compartment. Interior of unpatterned brown silk. One interior side seam torn exposing back of embroidery. Exterior faded. Worn. Affixed paper tag with the name “Mrs. J.M. Rae” “From Early American Trunk”.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection