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Pincushion

1946.255 (RS141137)

Description

Rectangular pincushion with voided dark green velvet bottom; applied fabric leave and flowers around top edges; verse in pins "May home ever have a/charm for thee./A.L. Abbott./May 1861/From Mother"; label with handwritten history on bottom.

Details

Maker
Abbott, Susanna (Jaquith), 1797-1896 (Maker)
Date
1861
Inscriptions
"May home ever have a/charm for thee./A.L. Abbott./May 1861/From Mother." (Spelled out in straight pins.)
"This cushion was made by Susanna Jaquith Abbott. Born in Billerica, Mass Dec. 27, 1797, daughter of Joseph and Susanna (French) Jaquith. She married Moses Abbott of Bedford, June 22, 1820." (handwritten)
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Pincushion
pincushions
silk (textile)
straight pins
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1946.255
Credit Line
Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins
GUSN
54278
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