Object Place: France
14.8 x 9.3 cm (5 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé
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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Design on white ground: lovebirds with heart and floral swag above (obv.); peacock and floral swag above (rev.), both have rocaille border with cornucopias; floral and rocaille motif (flap). Gilt-galloon binding. Blue silk taffeta lining and side panels. Cardboard foundation.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection