Sewing case

Late 18th century

Object Place: USA


48.7 x 7 x 3 cm (19 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, wool felt, and silk tape

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A sewing case, long and narrow in shape, designed to be rolled up and tied, outside embroidered with polychrome silks in rococo stitch, design of assorted small squares, inside a series of brocade pockets designed to contain sewing equipment, at bottom a needle book of five leaves of red wool with pinked edges and cut out design, edges bound with green silk tape, tie of same tape.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes