♪ 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.
An extremely rare Elizabeth I silk purse richly embroidered on both sides with the rose of England in gold and silver thread and with seed pearls and spangles.
Screen, Fire (Écran) Georges Jacob (1739–1814, master 1765) Maker: Fabric panel in the style of Philippe de Lasalle (1723–1804) Date: ca. 1786 Culture: French (Paris) Medium: Carved, gilded and silvered beechwood; eighteenth-century silk brocade (not original to frame) Dimensions: 42 x 26-3/4 x 16-1/4 in. (106.7 x 67.9 x 41.3 cm) Classification: Woodwork-Furniture Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971 Accession Number: 1971.206.16
Napoleon's symbolic bee
Half round, flat pouch ceriserood satin embroidered with symmetrical floral and leaf motif in gold thread, with drawstring and silk tassels, anonymous, ca 1600 - ca 1699 Silk, gold leaf, flossing l 10.5 cm × W 15cm.
Italian, 19th century
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