Purse

Object Number: 
1950.18a-c
Date: 
1780-1805
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 33.7 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Green silk purse (miser's bag) with metal beadwork throughout, a slit in the center cinched with two metal rings, one edge is straight and has metal beadwork fringe, the other end is cinched closed and has a metal beadwork tassel.
Gallery Label: 
This miser's bag belonged to Catherine Hogeboom Webb (1765-1805), wife of Samuel B. Webb (1753-1807), aide-de-camp to General George Washington in the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura V. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group