Silk letter-case | Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Silk letter-case

Embroidered silk letter-case with ivory medallion, France, 1800-1810
Use
Friendship
Content
(Love) letters
Year
1800-1810

This letter-case was most likely a very personal possession.

A case such as this one would have been used to preserve important (love)letters. This example features the owner’s embroidered initials- FB. This letter case was probably given as a gift. The ivory medallion on the front features a small clue. The cherub in the engraving has just finished writing ‘Amité’- the French for ‘friendship’.

 

On permanent display in the Museum of Bags Amsterdam.

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