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Letter Case, 17th century

This is a Letter case. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is metal-wrapped silk threads, flat gilt wire and silver spangles on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in padded couching stitches on damask foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 16 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Letter Case, 17th century; metal-wrapped silk threads, flat gilt wire and silver spangles on silk foundation; H x W: 16 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-43-13

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