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1924

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Letter Case (France)

This is a Letter case. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is silk, gilt foil-wrapped silk, paste jewels, gilt foil spangles on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, stem and couching stitches on satin weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra. It is credited Gift of the Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra.

  • Drawing, Design for a Brooch
  • pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-864

Its dimensions are

H x W: 24.1 x 22.2 cm (9 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Letter Case (France); silk, gilt foil-wrapped silk, paste jewels, gilt foil spangles on silk foundation; H x W: 24.1 x 22.2 cm (9 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.); Gift of the Marquis Val Verde de la Sierra; 1924-27-5

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