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Pincushion

1920.447 (RS140886)

Description

Square pincushion with blue silk top and moss green silk bottom with handwritten note tacked to bottom; blue side has lace overlay with pearls in each corner.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Inscriptions
"The silk (damask on/the underside was made/from a piece of Mather/Byles' dressing gown. had/been previously was/made over for him./The corner ornaments had/been worn on a dress by Mrs. Abigail Adams at the/Court of St. James./C.C.J." (handwritten)
Material
pearl (animal material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
pearl (animal material)
Pincushion
pincushions
silk (textile)
straight pins
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.447
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
29124

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