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Crewelwork Pocketbook

1991.1417 (RS24604)

Description

Man's canvaswork pocketbook of rectangular envelope form with top flap and blue tape tie; 2 compartment green worsted wool interior; the outside colorfully decorated with Irish-stitched crewel embroidery in blue, green, pinks, yellow and orange iwth black outline; quite worn.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1790
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
crewelwork (technique)
hand sewing
thread
wool (textile)
worsted
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
canvas
Coated Canvas
crewelwork (technique)
crewelwork (visual works)
Crewelworked
Fiddle Thread
hand sewing
Machine Sewn
PURSE
purses (ladies' accessories)
thread
Wool
wool (textile)
worsted
Worsted
Dimensions
4.5 x 8.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1417
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2957

Comments

Crewel Pocketbook #

AvatarPosted by Annmarie Madges on September 2, 2010
I love the picture of the crewel pocketbook and wondered if there are any plans to provide chartings for this or other 18th century men's pocketbooks. I love all historic needlework and truly love to make such treasures to pass on to my children and grandchildren.
Thanks so much
Annmarie Madges
Dayton, Ohio

Thanks! #

AvatarPosted by David Dwiggins on July 1, 2011
Hi, Annmarie,

Thanks for the idea! I have passed it along to the department that handles licensing and reproductions of objects from our collection. In the meantime, please let us know if we can do anything to assist you with your projects.

-David Dwiggins
Systems Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England