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Rectangular double pocketbook. Silk plainweave, warp grayish blue, weft white. Embroidered with silver metallic threads, gold and silver metal purl, pink, blue and uncolored metal spangles, taupe silk thread. Four white silk medallions embroidered with polychrome silk with painted details,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, late 18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 10.7 x 17 cm (4 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1113

Medium or Technique

Silk plainweave appliquéd and embroidered with silk, metallic threads, metal purl, metal spangles

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes