Reticule

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-51223

Description

Of fine white cotton in a deep "U" shape, with shirred sides. It has a drawstring top with a self ruffle edge. One side is embroidered with a vase of meandering flowers enclosed by a flowering vine, worked in a variety of stitches and french knots. The other side is embroidered with a large heart enclosing an inscription, within an inner leafy vine and an outer grape vine. It is embroidered in white cotton thread.

Details

Descriptive Terms

reticules
accessories
cotton (textile)
embroidering
yarn
Cotton
Yarn
Embroidered
BAG

Inscription

Embroidered on the front of the bag is: Sarah L.A./Newbury 1832.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Little, Sarah Ann, 1822-1857 (Maker)
Possibly Little, Sarah, 1790-1863 (Maker)

Dimensions

11.625 x 9.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.1121

Places

Massachusetts (United States)