Pocketbook

French or English
1725–75


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 15.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1112

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk thread and silk-wrapped metal

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. White silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk thread in floral and fruit motifs front and back. Embroidery stitches include: satin stitch, laid and couched. Two small fleur de lis designs in top front corners, partially under flap, made from silk-wrapped flat strips of metal. Gold silk cord binding and silk knot button closure. Blue silk lining and side panels.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection