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Embroidery panel, England, 18th century, MFA Boston. Linen embroidered with silk and wool, 16 3/4 x 17 11/16 inches, accession number 49.399

Embroidery panel, England, 18th century, MFA Boston. Linen embroidered with silk and wool, 16 3/4 x 17 11/16 inches, accession number 49.399

Flamestitch pocketbook c1762 Medium: Wool embroidery (bargello work) on canvas, silk lining, linen braid Dimensions: Open: 9 7/16 x 7 1/16 inches Closed: 4 3/4 x 7 1/16 inches  Accession Number: 1930-30-21

Flamestitch pocketbook c1762 Medium: Wool embroidery (bargello work) on canvas, silk lining, linen braid Dimensions: Open: 9 7/16 x 7 1/16 inches Closed: 4 3/4 x 7 1/16 inches Accession Number: 1930-30-21

Textiles (Needlework) - Pocketbook      Category:      Textiles (Needlework)     Place of Origin:      United States, North America     Date:      1740-1780     Materials:      Wool; Linen; Silk

Textiles (Needlework) - Pocketbook Category: Textiles (Needlework) Place of Origin: United States, North America Date: 1740-1780 Materials: Wool; Linen; Silk

The pocketbook is lined with green silk, and the edges are bound with brown wool tape. The pocketbook was used to carry important papers, e.g., deeds and wills as well as currency. The condition is good and all original. The exterior has yarn loss; the lining has a few splits on the sides. It measures 7"x  1/2" closed and 7"x 8 1/2" open.

The pocketbook is lined with green silk, and the edges are bound with brown wool tape. The pocketbook was used to carry important papers, e.g., deeds and wills as well as currency. The condition is good and all original. The exterior has yarn loss; the lining has a few splits on the sides. It measures 7"x 1/2" closed and 7"x 8 1/2" open.

Flamestitch wallet, late 18th c, wool on canvas lined wool, binding color matches the dark rose colored lining. Wallet is well worn from use, darned in a spot. A later note, 20th century, reads "Mr. Bowman carried this pocket-book in the Revolutionary War". Dimensions: 4.25 by 7.5". Antique Associates 562-49

Flamestitch wallet, late 18th c, wool on canvas lined wool, binding color matches the dark rose colored lining. Wallet is well worn from use, darned in a spot. A later note, 20th century, reads "Mr. Bowman carried this pocket-book in the Revolutionary War". Dimensions: 4.25 by 7.5". Antique Associates 562-49

The name "William - Kingsly - 1773" adorns this pocketbook, handed down in the Hyde family of Lisbon, Connecticut. The carnation design is stitched with polychrome crewel and silk threads on linen canvas. It measures about 4 by 8 inches. - Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts. - 'Men's Pocketbooks' by Gregory Lefever - 'Early American Life', December 2007

The name "William - Kingsly - 1773" adorns this pocketbook, handed down in the Hyde family of Lisbon, Connecticut. The carnation design is stitched with polychrome crewel and silk threads on linen canvas. It measures about 4 by 8 inches. - Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts. - 'Men's Pocketbooks' by Gregory Lefever - 'Early American Life', December 2007

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