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Two Needlework Wallets and Sewing Case, and a Leather Wallet

Auction:
2482
Lot:
568
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Two Needlework Wallets and Sewing Case, and a Leather Wallet, America, 18th and 19th century, the wallets worked in wool yarns, one with polychrome flowers, the interior with two divided compartments lined with pink glazed wool, edged with pink wool twill tape, the second a folded wallet with two separate compartments, lined in striped silk fabric edged in blue silk, with multicolored flowers worked in wool yarns (both with stitch losses); a sewing case with a strawberry pattern stitched on the exterior, the interior with a pleated compartment, pincushion with silk floral embroidery an a poem inscribed in ink and signed "Lydia Jane Haviland," and a wool felt needleholder; together with a leather wallet with embossed inscriptions "Constantinople," 4 1/4 x 2 1/2-7 x 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Embroidery, Needlework, Textile arts, Twill tape, Wallet, Wool, Yarn

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