Woman's spectacles and case

American
1800–50


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions

11.2 x 2 x 2 cm (4 7/16 x 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1797

Medium or Technique

Leather, metal, and glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gold-colored wash on white metal base. Very slender frame with octagonal lenses. Extendable bow. Metal tarnished. One bow broken off. Leather covered cardboard case, aubergine colored, stamped in gold “McALLISTER/ PHILADELPHIA”.

Provenance

Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins; Gift to the MFA December 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins