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Pincushion

1985.485 (RS117598)

Description

Octangonal pincushion made of white silk with cord trim and tassels; top has painted leaves that frame the inscription: "With/devout wishes/for the consumation/of thine"; beaded initials "L.C." and "T.M.(?)"; back has painted floral decoration around border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Inscriptions
"with/devout wishes/for the consumation/of thine" (handwritten)
"L.C." (Beaded)
"T.M.(?)" (Beaded)
Location of origin
Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Original To Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Pincushion
pincushions
silk (textile)
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
4 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.485
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50456

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