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Small rectangular white satin pocketbook. Front, back and interior surfaces quilted in chain stitch to form small diamond pattern; outer border of sequins, undulating green line and straight gold line also embroidered in fine chain stitch. Inside, two pockets with flaps decorated with...

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Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Samuel Cabot of Jamaica Plain; Gift to the MFA, November 8, 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

French, mid to late 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 8.5 x 14.4 cm (3 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.1143

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin embroidered with silk, metallic threads, metal spangles, metal purl, enameled gilt lockplates, lock and key

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes