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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Design: polychrome Rococo floral design on white ground. Gilt-galloon binding. White silk taffeta lining and side panels....

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1725–75

Object Place

France

Dimensions

15.2 x 10.2 cm (6 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

43.2345

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes