Housewife, probably English, used in America, late 18th to early 19th cen,   Used in Boston, probably made in England. Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 2.1 cm (4 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in.); Leather, silk satin, silk plain weave (ribbon), wool twill, silk and metallic threads (gimp), silver-plated metal (clasp), and glass (mirror) MFA Accession  Number 49.1011

Housewife, probably English, used in America, late 18th to early 19th cen, Used in Boston, probably made in England. Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 2.1 cm (4 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in.); Leather, silk satin, silk plain weave (ribbon), wool twill, silk and metallic threads (gimp), silver-plated metal (clasp), and glass (mirror) MFA Accession Number 49.1011

John Singleton Copley Corkscrew Hanging on a Nail late 1760s Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

John Singleton Copley Corkscrew Hanging on a Nail late 1760s Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

18th Century Tin Foot warmer / Foot stove to keep feet warm on those long carriage rides in the cold.

18th Century Tin Foot warmer / Foot stove to keep feet warm on those long carriage rides in the cold.

There is been a lot of discussion over the past few months about sewing tools, scissors, etc on different blogs. I thought I would break down this great image of "A Taylor," part by part, and discuss the tools of the trade.    This image is from The British Museum and dates roughly to the 3rd quarter of the 18th century.

There is been a lot of discussion over the past few months about sewing tools, scissors, etc on different blogs. I thought I would break down this great image of "A Taylor," part by part, and discuss the tools of the trade. This image is from The British Museum and dates roughly to the 3rd quarter of the 18th century.

A bifold wallet comprised of a brown silk with thin wale ribbing.  Decorated with silk satin and chain stitched embroidery of various floral motifs. The cross-stitched initials ”A I” are visible when flap is lifted. The flap is lined in glazed pink cotton and green cotton twill binding has been attached to all the edges. The wallet is handstitched together with green and brown thread.

A bifold wallet comprised of a brown silk with thin wale ribbing. Decorated with silk satin and chain stitched embroidery of various floral motifs. The cross-stitched initials ”A I” are visible when flap is lifted. The flap is lined in glazed pink cotton and green cotton twill binding has been attached to all the edges. The wallet is handstitched together with green and brown thread.

Cot quilt, VA, decorated with floral embroidery and quilted date of 1703.

Bed cover

Cot quilt, VA, decorated with floral embroidery and quilted date of 1703.

Rare Berlinware Early American Paint Decorated Document Box Blue Ground Connecticut

Rare Berlinware Early American Paint Decorated Document Box Blue Ground Connecticut

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