French, used in America
mid-19th century

Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (with fringe): 18.4 x 19.7 cm (7 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.) Overall (without fringe): 15.9 x 14.3 cm (6 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.) Overall (includes handles): 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, embroidered with silk yarns and lined with taffeta; silk fringe; silk cord

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Round bag edged with cream and white silk fringe, lined with pale pink taffeta; on outside silk canvas with round arrangement of flowers including rose, narcissus, and morning glory on one side and a wreath of leaves on the other side; embroidery worked with polychrome silks and chenille yarns in tent stitch, cream colored silk cord handles


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb