Pocketbook

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 15.2 cm (4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

96.118

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade with braided silk trim, metallic thread trim and gilt button

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small rectangular envelope style pocket book. Pink and white narrow stripe silk brocaded with a floral ribbon-like vertical motif in pink, white, green, brown, and blue. Original, unfaded colors can be seen under flap.

Blue and white braided silk trim/closure loop (broken) center front, with a gilt button of later date. Stiffened with cardboard and lined with a dull pinkish beige silk of diaper weave. Edges trimmed with gold metallic thread and flat wire gimp.

Provenance

Collection of Denman Waldo Ross; Gift to the MFA, September 1, 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection