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Man's(?) embroidered pocketbook of two double envelopes; outsidecovered with canvas embroidered in Hungarian point with polychrome crewels, in irregular zig-zag design; name Williams Cushings 1779 embroidered in cross stitch at top; lined with red glazed wool; bound with rose wool tape.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry

American (New England), 1779

Object Place

New England, United States


19.5 x 13 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool embroidery on linen canvas ground with wool plain weave and serge linings and wool twill binding tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts