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A pair of 1790-1820 homespun linen pockets, humble and beautiful

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What could be better for the country or textile collector than a rare pair of homespun linen pockets outlined with dark brown thread. They are a little bit darker tan than the pictures. The stitches are tiny on all the seams and then as decoration she used a basting stitch that also was utilitarian in fortifying the seams. The shape is the nice older form with an elongated body with more curves. The later pockets more commonly shorter and wider in width with straighter sides. They have their original ties. There is some minor age discoloration and a little bit of blue on the front of one of the pockets near the top, see pictures. This is a very nice early pair of pocket, circa 1800 or there about. They are 16" long and 5" across the top and 9 1/2" across the bottom.