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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Linen plainweave completely embroidered with polychrome silk and gold and silver metallic threads. Front motif: pastoral scene of field with animals, trees, butterflies, birds, house in the distance on a hill; Flap: trees, bird, butterfly; Back: manor house...

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Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 17th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 10.7 x 18 cm (4 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1109

Medium or Technique

Linen plainweave embroidered with silk and metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes