A needlework roll-up pocket or needle case
Philadelphia or Chester County, PA, circa 1750

Initialed, "R B," worked with polychrome silk threads on linen, each of the five pockets variously worked with floral, diamond, or flamestitch, the back entirerly worked in flamestitch, retaining original tape-woven binding.

12 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in.

Provenance

A private New Jersey collection.
M. Finkel & Daughter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009.

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $2,500 - $3,500


 

Initialed, "R B," worked with polychrome silk threads on linen, each of the five pockets variously worked with floral, diamond, or flamestitch, the back entirerly worked in flamestitch, retaining original tape-woven binding.

12 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in.

Provenance

A private New Jersey collection.
M. Finkel & Daughter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009.

Literature

For related examples and discussion of early 18th century needlework, see: Jack L. Lindsey, Wordly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 (1999), pp. 219-221, and no. 392, pg. 224.

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