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Wallet

Wallet
Title
Wallet
Date 
1764
Medium 
Wool, linen, silk, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 21.6 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mary L. and Ellen Constant
Object Number 
1949.92
Marks 
embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "ROBT SINCLAIR" embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "1764"
Gallery Label 
This wallet belonged to Robert Sinclair, who came from Scotland circa 1740; he died in 1775.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group