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Wall Pocket

2001.281.1271 (RS242484)

Description

This hanging wall pocket is constructed from three different printed wool textiles. The front pouch rectangle was gathered across the top edge, then stitched along the sides and down the center to a longer rectangle of similar width, forming three "pouches" of the pocket. A third textile forms the verso side. The edges are all finished with a green bias tape. Across the top edge of the back are stitched three small brass rings to suspend the pocket [far right fourth ring missing]. The "pouch" textile depicts a Renaissance hunt scene with archers and game on a red ground. The taller front rectangle is a botanical print on a red ground. The verso textile depicts framed vignettes of young children in a glade. There are four adhesive labels affixed to the verso [see Inscriptions].

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
"1391" (ink inscription on labels)
Material
printed textile materials
wool (textile)
Object type
Household Accessories; Storage & Display Accessories
Descriptive terms
Pocket, Wall
printed textile materials
wool (textile)
Dimensions
14 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1271
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
313645

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