Crewelwork Pocketbook

Date

1750-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2958

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

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
crewelwork (visual works)
accessories
canvas
crewelwork (technique)
hand sewing
wool (textile)
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Wool
Coated Canvas
Crewelworked
Machine Sewn
Carnation
PURSE

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Cones, Rebecca (Maker)

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

4.5 x 7.25 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1418

Places

Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Possibly