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Pincushion

1941.8 (RS141103)

Description

Square pincushion with pointed edges; metallic thread embroidery; white tassels; white silk body; "WELCOME/LITTLE./STRANGER" on front, a series of initials and dates on the back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
late 18th Century
Inscriptions
"WELCOME/LITTLE./STRANGER" (Spelled out in pins.)
"H.W. 1777/H.W. 1778/I.W. 1781/I.W. 1781/S.W. 1787/F.W.1789/M.W. 1792/E.W. 1795" (Spelled out in pins.)
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Pincushion
pincushions
silk (textile)
straight pins
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
4 x 6 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.8
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. W.L. Montgomery
GUSN
51931

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