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Sewing Basket with Contents

1925.774AB (RS221491)

Description

Pill-shaped sewing basket with symmetrical base and lid, each with scallop-shaped sides. Wicker weave with darker dyed reeds forming decorative element on lid. The interior of the basket is padded with wool batting and lined with cream colored linen. The basket contains: two beaded and cardboard crosses; one black, yellow and cream ribbon, one purple ribbon, one cream colored ribbon [missing], one doll's dress, one paper and crosstitch picture frame, one green silk pin cushion and carrying case.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Material
reed (grass, material)
wicker
Object type
Textileworking T&E; Needleworking Equipment
Descriptive terms
Basket, Needlework
Container, Needlework
reed (grass, material)
sewing baskets
wicker
Dimensions
5 1/2 (H), 9 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.774AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Maria Howard Thacher and Miss Elizabeth M. Thacher
GUSN
67242

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