Object Place: France
Overall: 11.4 x 17.8 cm (4 1/2 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metallic and silk threads; Tapestry weave
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Envelope style tapestry weave pocketbook in silver and gold metallic yarn and polychrome silk yarn. Front motif: Baroque floral design; Back motif: richly dressed woman seated at table smoking pipe, boy with dog handing over letter to right, table, window, and drapery behind. Gilt-galloon binding and buttonhole stitch front closure loop. Pink silk/silver lamé lining and side panels. Cardboard foundation. Condition: worn and soiled.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection