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Decorative Pillow

2010.41.4 (RS110944)

Description

Pillow with beaded and embroidered decoration. All non-embroidered surfaces are covered with iridescent, opaque beads. Embroidered animals include a dog in a top hat, rooster, squirrel, butterfly, cow, fly, cat, scarab beetle, goose, duck, and a peacock. Embroidered objects include a striped pitcher, crown, pair of skeleton keys, hat, cross, suit of cards, candle in candlestick, armchair, cornucopia, wreath, fan, teakettle, anchor, ladder, chessboard, and a pipe. Embroidered people include a knight in armor, dancing devil, king, lady, and a man leaning on a canon. 1 1/2" beaded and embroidered border with white beads and dark brown embroidery. Plain muslin back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1879
Inscriptions
"1879" (Moss green thread)
Material
beads (pierced objects)
cotton (textile)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
beads (pierced objects)
cotton (textile)
Pillow, Throw
pillows
Dimensions
23 x 22 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.41.4
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
GUSN
243112

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