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Pocket-shaped green leather purse with envelope-style clasp at top, small leather envelope change purse beneath gathered silk fabric at front trimmed with bows, accordion pleated figured silk at sides and base, two cords knotted at top for carrying

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

French, used in America, 1820–25

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

17.6 x 19.5 cm (6 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.996

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weave, leather, silk plain weave ribbon, silk braided cord, cotton plain weave lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes