18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency, "BENJAMIN NURSE BOSTON 1743" folding wallet with embossed scroll borders, gilt embossed lettering, (tears), 3 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.; together with eleven printed paper currency notes, nine from Rhode Island, one of each dated 1780: eight dollars, seven dollars, five dollars, four dollars, three dollars, two dollars, one dollar; two dated 1786: thirty shillings and forty shillings; two printed currency notes from Boston dated 1779: four shillings, three shillings and six pence.
There are three tears in the leather on the exterior corners of the wallet.