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Date
1750 ā€“ 1800
Material
fibre; fibre, flax; fibre, silk; hair, sheep
Catalogue Number
103.08.0226
Description
A long narrow fabric strip with seven pockets formed along its length. Each pocket is made of neatly handsewn pieces of differently patterned silk swatches, with the bottom pocket made of velvet. The outside of the case is covered with linen canvas covered completely with very fine cross-stitch dā€¦
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Title
Jewellery Case
Date
1750 ā€“ 1800
Material
fibre; fibre, flax; fibre, silk; hair, sheep
Dimensions
10.0 x 54.0 cm
Description
A long narrow fabric strip with seven pockets formed along its length. Each pocket is made of neatly handsewn pieces of differently patterned silk swatches, with the bottom pocket made of velvet. The outside of the case is covered with linen canvas covered completely with very fine cross-stitch designs of the alphabet at the top and patterned bands of flowers with a tree, bird, cat, and dog, and the initials 'ML' at the centre in traditional needlepoint sampler manner. The edges of the case have been bound with turqoise silk ribbon. There is a two-layered semicircular black wool flap at the bottom, and an arched silk-lined red velvet flap at the top.
Subject
households
crafts
needlework
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.08.0226
Images
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