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Crewelwork Pocketbook

1991.1418 (RS35184)

Description

Folding rectangular form worked with wool yarn in an Irish-stitch carnation patter in greens, reds, pinks, yellow; opens to rose colored polished wool-lined pockets; sides bound with rose tape.

Details

Maker
Cones, Rebecca (Maker)
Date
1750-1800
Inscriptions
A note stitched inside the inner flap: ""SAMUEL ELLIOT""- note: This pocket book was wrought by Mrs. Rebecca Cones for her brother, Samuel Elliot whose name is on the liner part. It is presented by Ann Elliot to S.E. Cones, believing he will value it highly. Portsmouth, NH
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
crewelwork (technique)
hand sewing
wool (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
canvas
Carnation
Coated Canvas
crewelwork (technique)
crewelwork (visual works)
Crewelworked
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
hand sewing
Machine Sewn
PURSE
purses (ladies' accessories)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
4.5 x 7.25 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1418
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2958

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