Ann Davis Pocketbook circa 1762
Origin and date: American 18th centuryLinen count and finished size: 35-count same as the original: 5-3/8″x3-1/2″ folded, and 5-3/8″x 9-7/8″ flat, 10-5/8″x4-1/8″ when flat
Stitches: only cross and Irish stitches used
Source: Old Sturbridge Village
AMERICAN CANVASWORK POCKETBOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE THE ANN DAVIS POCKETBOOK CIRCA 1762
This flame stitched, single pocketbook, found in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was originally worked in simple Irish stitch, in still-brilliant rainbow hues.