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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook or letter case. Tapestry-woven; brown hair ground, pattern in silver and gold metallic thread and red and green silk. Front shows a basket of flowers; flap shows heart with double cypher. Reverse shows armorial shield, supported by lions, surmounted by a...

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Provenance

Collection of Miss Gertrude Townsend; Gift to the MFA, October 8, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French or Italian, 17th–18th century

Object Place

France or Italy

Dimensions

12 x 18.7 cm (4 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.695

Medium or Technique

Hair, metallic thread; tapestry-woven

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes