DescriptionCanvaswork Pocketbook with Silver Clasp, 1769. This needlepoint wallet belonged to Joseph Hide of Green’s Farms parish, an area that was destroyed by the British in 1779. The “pocketbook,” as it would have been called, was probably made by Hide’s wife or eldest daughter. Striking example of 18th-century domestic needlework. Thr engraved clasp adds to it's appeal.
Measurement Notes: 11” OL x 8” OW
Measurement Types: Item (Overall)
Credit LineGift of Mrs. Harry B. Keene