Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-29124

Description

Square pincushion with blue silk top and moss green silk bottom with handwritten note tacked to bottom; blue side has lace overlay with pearls in each corner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
straight pins
silk (textile)
pearl (animal material)
Unidentified Textile
Pincushion

Inscription

"The silk (damask on/the underside was made/from a piece of Mather/Byles' dressing gown. had/been previously was/made over for him./The corner ornaments had/been worn on a dress by Mrs. Abigail Adams at the/Court of St. James./C.C.J." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.447