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Lacemaker's Cushion

1991.1300AB (RS21482)

Description

Drum-shaped wood form with feather and geometric-patterned carving at top and bottom; sides covered with flame-patterned polychrome needlework on a hemp-like foundation; needlework is fastened to sides with yellow woven ribbon and tacks; the top has leather hinged "U" shaped cover at center which is carved with a 6-petal device.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1790
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
chip carving
needle lace
pine (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
Chantilly Lace
chip carving
CUSHION, LACEMAKER
cushions
lace making
needle lace
Pine
pine (wood)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
5.75 (H), 13 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1300AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11032

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