Brown leather pocketbooks were quite common in the 18th to early 19th century in a great variety of styles from plain to quite elaborate. This one has two pockets along with a pencil holder at the top. This pocketbook is made to period measurements of 6 by 4 inches (15.3 by 10 cm) so modern money will have to be folded once first to fit the pockets. For a written example of their use this is taken from London's The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, of 1770 in an "Ordinary's Account" it was recorded that several men "were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house . . . and stealing . . . a leather pocketbook".
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 January, 2020.