English or French
about 1840

Object Place: France or England


Overall: 8 x 14 x 1 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk moire embroidered with silk threads and metallic beads

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Books and manuscripts

Small notebook covered in white moire silk, embroidered with polychrome silk, and silver, gold, blue metallic beads. Silk cover is glued to stiff white moire-design paper, with gold-edged writing paper inside (with some writing). Two different floral motifs on each side. Front: oval of flowers and leaves with grapes in corner; back: bundle of flowers tied with ribbon. Types of flowes include: pansy, geranium, calendula, rose, aisy, chrysanthemum. Embroidery stitches: satin stitch, stem stitch, french knots, metallic beads.


Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection