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Sablé patch box and lid

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During the eighteenth century, it was the height of fashion for women, and some men, to wear small, dark patches of gummed taffeta on their face. These varied in design from simple spots, stars, and crescents to highly detailed representations of birds, insects, and flowers. Although some...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection


French, about 1775


Overall: 4 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass beads on wood


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed, combination