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Sablé patch box and lid (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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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, about 1775

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.2286b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles