Sewing case

American
Late 18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

48.7 x 7 x 3 cm (19 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1346

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, wool felt, and silk tape

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A sewing case, long and narrow in shape, designed to be rolled up and tied, outside embroidered with polychrome silks in rococo stitch, design of assorted small squares, inside a series of brocade pockets designed to contain sewing equipment, at bottom a needle book of five leaves of red wool with pinked edges and cut out design, edges bound with green silk tape, tie of same tape.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes