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Double pocketbook with two sections per side; solidly embroidered with silk threads in Irish (or Florentine) stitch; purple background with polychrome floral motifs; green silk lining; "November 3, 1787" embroidered in dark gray within beige band across left edge; contains paper with poem (see...

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Embroidered in Irish stitch across left edge: "NOVEMBER 3, 1787"


Bequet to the MFA, 1976

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean

American, 1787

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States


28.1 x 24 x 2.2 cm (11 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen plain weave with silk plain weave lining and paper card interlining


Textiles and Fashion Arts