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
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