Pocketbook

French
1780–95


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 18.5cm (4 1/2 x 7 5/16in.)

Accession Number

43.1115

Medium or Technique

Silk plainweave embroidered with silk thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular double pocketbook. White silk plainweave embroidered with polychrome silk. Design: monogram “LC,” two flowering cornucopias, two fruit trees in boxes, floral swags and ribbon above (obv.); two musicians at tree flanked by four pairs dancers, floral swags and ribbon above (rev.); pastoral scenes: house in woods, man chopping wood, woman at well, man fishing; gardeners with potted flowers and shed, three women with walking sticks, floral swags above both (interior panels). Embroidery stitches include: stem stitch, satin stitch, french knot, White silk lining, linen plainweave in between layers. Ecru linen-covered cardboard panel in each pocket.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection