A dramatic 18th Century pouch, probably for tobacco, comprising scarlet twill ornately embroidered with silk threads in an exotic flowerhead and bow design, further detailed with metallic passing and plate threads, and braid. Very good condition. Measures 10 1/2” by 7 7/8”.
A pair of beautiful early wedding garters with great American provenance. The white silk garters are embroidered in bright chenille flowers, with the motto “la vertu” (virtue) on one, and “m’attache” (is attached to me, tied to me, etc.) on the other. The garters belonged to Elizabeth Martin and date from 1702, when Elizabeth married her neighbor, Richard Dallam...
Interesting 18th century beaded coin purse, probably English or French, featuring a pattern of red flowers with green leaves against a gold ground. Construction is similar to sable beadwork, but these beads are much bigger than most sable beading. The lining is a beautiful 18th century silk. Excellent condition. Measures 4” by 3 1/2”.
A rare, early 17th century drawstring purse, worked in golden and silver metallic threads in plaited braid stitches and edged with green silk thread. Classically Jacobean, this purse features a knotted square design and is decorated with three plaited tassel balls to the bottom edge and two large balls at each top corner. Lined in pink silk, now discolored. Great condition for its age; drawstring and small sections of stitching are lacking. Measures 5 1/4” by 4 7/8”.