Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-25541

Description

Colorless body. Originally oil lamp base. Squared serpentine base w/ 3 basal steps. Molded tapering shaft ending in circular knop in cushion w/ red and maroon oak pattern and maroon fringe. Center hollow w/ pressed fluted pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
pressing
wool (textile)
Glass
Wool
Pressed
PINCUSHION

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.625 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1985.55