PURSE

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-73514

Description

Dark blue silk taffeta circular bag w/ oval celluloid handles; multi-color circular embroidered medallion of oriental motif & trimmed w/ gold-painted glass beads. Appliqued below center front; multi-color oriental floral medallion appliqued at left & right side openings; side openings trimmed w/ glass beads; lined w/ changeable pink taffeta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
accessories
appliqué (technique)
celluloid (cellulosic)
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
Orientalism
Women's personal gear
Silk
Taffeta
Celluloid
Hand Stitched
Appliqued
Oriental
PURSE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Work bag Accession Number 1969.6281

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5150