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Pincushion

1931.1670 (RS140922)

Description

Square pillow pincushion with geometric embroidery. There is a red poinsettia design in the center surrounded by multi colored squares in red, green, purple, and white. Green key border on taupe ground with a red silk back and a purple corded edge. On the back side there is a paper label that says "Cross stitched cushion/more than 60 years/old in 1931".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860-1870
Inscriptions
"Cross stitch cushion/more that 60 years/old in 1931" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
textiles
wool (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Pincushion
pincushions
straight pins
textiles
Unidentified Textile
wool (textile)
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1670
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances L. Chace
GUSN
34420

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