Pocket

A work made of cotton, plain weaves; some embroidered with silk in chain and cross stitches; some printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weaves; some printed; lined with linen.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weaves; some embroidered with silk in chain and cross stitches; some printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weaves; some printed; lined with linen.

Date:

c. 1799

Artist:

Attributed to Sally Standish (American, c. 1799)
United States, Massachusetts or Rhode Island

About this artwork

During the 18th and early 19th centuries, women’s clothing was not constructed with sewn-in pockets. Separate pockets had long narrow tapes along their top edge that tied around the waist and were concealed beneath skirts, accessed by slits or open seams. This pocket may have functioned as a practice piece for a larger project, perhaps a pieced bedcover.

On View

Textiles, Gallery 1

Title

Pocket

Origin

United States

Date

1790–1810

Medium

Cotton, plain weaves; some embroidered with silk in chain and cross stitches; some printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weaves; some printed; lined with linen

Dimensions

37.2 x 32.4 cm (14 5/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth R. Vaughan Endowment

Reference Number

2007.356

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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