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Woman's pocket, silk needlework

1770-1800
Origin: England or Europe
OW: 10"; OL: 13 1/2"
Silk needlework on linen; cotton/linen napped backing; linen tape
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1958-409
Woman's tie-on pocket of tabby-woven natural linen embroidered in a pattern of trailing vines with roses, carnations, and other flowers in colored silks (red, rose, pink, purple, light and dark blue, yellow, gold, tan, and greens). Pocket is backed with napped cotton and linen "fustian" in twill weave. Bound at top with white linen tape. Curved sides are stitched and top-stitched. Face fabric was reused from an existing piece of silk embroidery, not originally embroidered in a pocket shape.
Mark(s):in brown ink on reverse side; "1687 23 20"