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Bag: needlepoint, leaf motif with key

Object Number: 
1939.204
Date: 
1830-1900
Medium: 
Wool, leather, linen, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 114 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 32.4 x 291.1 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Needlepoint purse (carpetbag) with two leather handles at the top, a skeleton key attached with a string to one of the handles, an interior frame, a locking metal clasp, leather box bottom and sides, linen lining; overall pattern of oak leaves of various colors set in diamonds of various colors, and bordered with straight sides with crosses at the corner intersections, leather piping surrounds the leatherwork on the bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dorothy L. M. Mason
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group