[HNW] needlecases/chatelaines

Karen karen_larsdatter at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 1 07:29:48 PDT 2007


I wrote:
> > There's also a stunning little embroidered needlecase/etui from 16th  
> > century Venice, at the Musée National du Renaissance in Ecouen ...

and Susan replied:
> Now that I want to know more about!  What's the "base" case made out  
> of?  (The rmn.fr site doesn't say).  It is embroidered leather?   
> That's just gorgeous!

It's embroidered silk (with silk thread, gold thread, and pearls).  There's no indication of what the core of the etui is made from, but I'd guess that it's wood of some sort (based on the appearance of http://www.photo.rmn.fr/LowRes2/TR1/G7GO5/99-016979.jpg at least).

Karen


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