Rare Flame-stitch Wallet Depicting African American Figures, probably Massachusetts, mid-18th century, zigzag Irish stitch patterns in shades of green yellow and red, the inside lined with plum-colored glazed twill woven cloth, the edges with pink ribbon binding, laid stitch figure of an African American wearing a long red coat holding a tray with a wineglass on one side, and an African American woman in a long blue gown holding a brass hot water pot in one hand and a brass teapot in the other, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 5 5/8 in.
Provenance: Descended through the Lincoln family of Harwich, Massachusetts.
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