Museum no. 1438-1871
Pockets were often remade from pieces of textile and dress.This example embodies several fabrics of different dates. A late 18th century motif embroidered in metal thread on silk velvet forms the pocket front. It is worked in the shape of a heart encircling a double-headed eagle, even though it is a bit too big for the pocket. A vibrant cotton print of the 1840s makes up the back and lines the horizontal opening. Coloured silk ribbon edges the pocket with a chequered cotton tie.