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Object ID 1952.006.001
Object Name Wallet
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Christopher L. Ward
Date 1779
Description Colorful, hand-sewn needlework wallet that has a repeating pattern of rows of small strawberries and a lining of green and black silk taffeta in a grid pattern design. There are two interior compartments and a top flap closure, beneath which is a cental panel stitched with "JH / 1779" flanked by two pansy flowers.
Dimensions W-4 L-5.5 inches
Dimension Details closed dimensions
Owned James Hemphill
Provenance The wallet originally belonged to James Hemphill (1774-1833), a merchant and the son of William Hemphill (1743-1823). The donor is related to the Bush family, who were in turn connected to the Hemphill clan.
Subjects Wallets
Needlework
Clothing & dress
People Hemphill, James
Search Terms James Hemphill
Needlework
Wallets
Eighteenth Century
Material Wool needlework; silk taffeta lining