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Billfold: R.S.L. 1835 (on inside flap)

Billfold: R.S.L. 1835 (on inside flap)
Title
Billfold: R.S.L. 1835 (on inside flap)
Date 
1835
Medium 
Leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 9.8 x 19.7 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Brown leather purse (pocketbook) with flap closure having a wrap-around strap closure which slides into two horizontal slits in in the center of the flap, the leather is tooled at the slits in a floral design, and on the reverse side with two hunting dogs and a border of floral and geometric design, when opened, there is an inscription inside the strap, both sides have a single compartment.
Credit Line 
Gift of John T. Lequier
Object Number 
1946.127
Marks 
handwritten: inside strap: "R S L - 1835"
Gallery Label 
This pocketbook belonged to Robert S. Lequier (1817-1886).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group