Pocketbook

sablé

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

17 x 10.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2364

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Polychrome pastoral designs on white ground: waterfall, deer, ducks in stream (obv.); peacock in tree (flap); windmill, house, tree, two sheep (rev.). Gilt-galloon binding. White silk lining and side panels. Cardboard foundation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection