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Small escutcheon-shaped purse. Panels of white plain weave silk completely embroidered with polychrome silk, straw, metallic thread, wire, metal spangles. Silk threads worked in French knot, stenm stitch. Straw is laid and couched with silk. Metallic threads in bullion knot, raised work, and...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1725–50

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 11.8 x 9.2 cm (4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1274

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk, straw, metallic thread, metal purl, spangles

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes