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Purse Category: Textiles Creator (Role): Mary W. Alsop (Knitter) Place of Origin: Middletown, Connecticut, United States, North America Date: 1817 Materials: Silk; Metal; Leather Techniques: Knit

Detail of exquisite embroidery and matching covered buttons to the front of an ivory silk faille waistcoat, part of a "Habit a la Francaise" consisting of Frock Coat and waistcoat, France, 1770-1790.