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Ground: Small diamond mesh worked with brown silk. Design: a basket of flowers on each side of bag worked in a variety of open-work stitches in colored silks (faded pinks, yellows, green and blues.) Decoration made separately from ground to which it is tacked. Loose wreath of small flowers...

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Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

English, late 18th or early 19th century

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21.6 x 38.3 x 10.8 cm (8 1/2 x 15 1/16 x 4.25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with gold and silver couching ( Bibilia work ), metal bobbin lace, silk ribbon, metallic tassels, silk and linen linings


Textiles and Fashion Arts