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Sewing case

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Red leather folding needle case with silver, engraved, urn-shaped clasp; long, narrow interior leather pockets, green silk satin pockets trimmed with green ribbon, white wool needle flaps trimmed with silver gimp over mirror

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Housewife

Folding sewing wallet

probably English, used in America, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably England

Dimensions

10.1 x 7.9 x 2.1 cm (4 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1011

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk satin, silk plain weave (ribbon), wool twill, silk and metallic threads (gimp), silver-plated metal (clasp), and glass (mirror)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles