♪ 17th century gaming bottom. This is a special purse for use at the gaming table, to hold money or counters. Its style is quite different from other 17th-century purses. The flat, circular base with sides gathered on a drawstring prevented spilling or revealing the contents, and the coat of arms on the bottom identified the owner.
Fire screen (écran) Maker: Georges Jacob (French, Maker: Fabric panel in the style of Philippe de Lasalle (French, Date: ca. 1786 Culture: French, Paris Medium: Carved, gilded and silvered beech; silk brocade (not original to frame) Accession Number:
Antique French child's dress with pintucks and chemical lace, which was produced by coating the underlying fabric with a chemical that allowed it to dissolve whilst leaving the lace pattern intact. Every stitch on this dress is done by hand ca.