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Cream colored satin bound with faded brown silk tape, cream colored silk tassels at each corner, on one side a rose and small blue forget-me-nots worked in satin stitch with several shades of red, pink, green, and blue silk, on other side three flowers with sprays of smaller flowers worked in...

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Gift of Miss Ruth B. Dieffenbach

American, Early 19th century

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7.5 x 10.5 cm (2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts