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Billfold: genre scenes on interior lining

Billfold: genre scenes on interior lining
Title
Billfold: genre scenes on interior lining
Date 
1775-1800
Medium 
Leather, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 17.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Rectangular red leather purse (pocketbook) with a strap that goes around both sides and slides into a securing loop, the inside has two compartments with accordioned sides, with paper genre scene engravings applied on the outer surface of each, the top scene depicts a woman in a fichu and dormeuse standing at a Dutch door looking at an embracing couple, the lower scene depicts cobbler at work outside and a woman with a water pitcher, both scenes are surrounded with rinceau design and a birds at the bottom corners.
Credit Line 
Gift of Victor Hugo Paltsits, 1951
Object Number 
INV.11407
Gallery Label 
This pocketbook belonged to General Peter Ganesvoort, Jr. (d. 1812), of Albany, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group