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Wallet

Object Number: 
1949.92
Date: 
1764
Medium: 
Wool, linen, silk, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "ROBT SINCLAIR" embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "1764"
Description: 
Wallet worked in muticolored woolen needlepoint and embroidery on linen ground, having geometric pattern throughout, linen tape edging; when opened, each side originally had two compartments with accordioned sides made of paper lined with silk, inscription across top edges of both opened sides.
Gallery Label: 
This wallet belonged to Robert Sinclair, who came from Scotland circa 1740; he died in 1775.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary L. and Ellen Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group