Wool, linen, silk, paper
Overall: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 21.6 cm )
embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "ROBT SINCLAIR" embroidered: across top of one side when open, yellow floss: "1764"
Wallet worked in muticolored woolen needlepoint and embroidery on linen ground, having geometric pattern throughout, linen tape edging; when opened, each side originally had two compartments with accordioned sides made of paper lined with silk, inscription across top edges of both opened sides.
This wallet belonged to Robert Sinclair, who came from Scotland circa 1740; he died in 1775.
Gift of Mary L. and Ellen Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.