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Pincushion

Description

Cylindrical pin cushion; rounded ends are covered in brown velvet. One end swings open to reveal hollow interior. Central shaft is covered in brown leather w/ silk and felt interior for holding needles. Handmade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
leather
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
leather
Leather
PINCUSHION
pincushions
pins (jewelry)
Silk
silk (textile)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.587
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25416

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