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Pincushion

Description

Colorless body. Originally oil lamp base. Squared serpentine base w/ 3 basal steps. Molded tapering shaft ending in circular knop in cushion w/ red and maroon oak pattern and maroon fringe. Center hollow w/ pressed fluted pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
pressing
wool (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
PINCUSHION
pincushions
pins (jewelry)
Pressed
pressing
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
5.625 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.55
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25541

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