Woman's bag

American
1950s
Possibly made for Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)


Dimensions

Overall: 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

2007.309

Medium or Technique

Suede leather, acetate satin, gilt metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bag of navy suede, made of three pouches with gilt metal frames, arranged in a triangle around a solid base, attached at corners with metal rings; narrow straps, attached at center. Pouches are lined with navy acetate satin, and identified by lines of top stitching: first has two lines of stitching, inside pockets; second has three lines, small change purse attached inside with elastic; third has four lines, and is plain inside.

Provenance

Purchased at Skinner discovery auction, November 2006; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward