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Pocketbook

Description

Dark brown; envelope flap with engraved silver mount/clasp; embossed with gold acanthus leaf border; 4 compartments lined with red and blu marbled paper. Smooth suface.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1786
Inscriptions
Handwritten card in inner compartment: ""Timothy Tileston about 1786 V. Stockwell"" on reverse: ""The house was entered about 1890 (Clarendon St., Boston) and the burglars slashed open the top of the wallet and pulled out the contents. Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell 9 Oct 1922.""
Material
embossing
handmade
leather
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
accessories
Embossed
embossing
foliation (pattern)
handmade
Handmade
leaf (plant material)
leather
Leaves
Men's personal gear
paper (fiber product)
purses (ladies' accessories)
Unidentified Paper
WALLET
Dimensions
5 x 7.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.1053
GUSN
29780
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