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Envelope eyeglass case

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Envelope Eyeglass Case. Beadwork on cotton foundation. Design of alternating white stripes with stylized design in reds and yellows and blue stripes with gold-colored details. Yellow metallic piping, bar and chains at top, 4 openwork beads (3 at base, 1 at closure). White silk lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection


Western European, 1830–50

Object Place


15 x 10 x 1 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass beads on cotton knit, silk plain-weave lining, gilt metal closure and ornaments; beadwork


Textiles and Fashion Arts