Work bag

American
early 19th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

27 x 28 x 3.5 cm (10 5/8 x 11 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1009

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, wool twill, cotton plain weave (tape), leather (needle case), silk-covered button

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gray silk sewing bag with two small inner pockets, black silk tape drawstring closure and a self-covered button, long flap with ten interior pockets (four with buttons, three with black silk tape drawstrings); leather needle case behind pin cushion; red wool panels inside a pocket at top of flap; brown cotton lining behind red wool; and three long narrow pockets on right with white cotton plain weave lining; twist of white linen thread remains in far right pocket

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent