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Green silk pocketbook. Front, back and interior surfaces quilted in small diamond pattern. Gold metallic thread embroidery in chain stitch makes motif and border. Front, back, and two interior panels each have motif of gardening trophies, with some details painted with tempera colors. Clasp of...

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Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins of Boston; Gift to the MFA, April 9, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins

French, mid to late 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 9.6 x 15.3 cm (3 3/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

53.422

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain weave, quilted with silk thread, embroidered with gold metallic thread, painted with tempera

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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