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Sewing Bird

Description

In the form of an oversized clothes pin with a turned finial with flattened sides on a turned-flat sided, line incised clamp with threaded wood screw with heart shaped knob incised "1797" at one side. The clamp is surrounded by two ball-shaped green wool pin cushions retaining embroidered fragments of blue, red, and pink wool.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1825
Inscriptions
Incised in the screw handle is: 1797 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Clamp, Sewing
Embroidered
sewing tools and equipment
Turned
Wood
wood (plant material)
Wool
Dimensions
5 x 5 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1630
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3130

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