Embroidered Pocket Book, England, ca. 1780

Embroidered Pocket Book, England, ca. 1780

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Description
Embroidered card case made in England circa 1780, using silk queen stitch embroidery in a diamond strawberry pattern on linen canvas. The silk twist embroidery threads are pink, green, blue, red, gold, yellow and orange. The folded case is lined with pink silk.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pocketbook
card case, embroidery
pocketbook
pocketbook, embroidery
date made
1780
Associated Date
1780
maker
unknown
place made
United Kingdom: England
where made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
silk (embroidery material)
linen canvas (overall base material)
silk (overall lining material)
Measurements
overall closed: 6 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 17.145 cm x 12.3825 cm
overall open: 6 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
TE.E351637
accession number
115408
catalog number
E351637
Credit Line
Mrs. James W. Pinchot
subject
Embroidery
Linen
Silk
Needlework
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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