Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-25416

Description

Cylindrical pin cushion; rounded ends are covered in brown velvet. One end swings open to reveal hollow interior. Central shaft is covered in brown leather w/ silk and felt interior for holding needles. Handmade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
pins (jewelry)
leather
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wood (plant material)
Leather
Velvet
Silk
PINCUSHION

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.587