Sewing Bird

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1775-1825

GUSN

GUSN-3130

Description

In the form of an oversized clothes pin with a turned finial with flattened sides on a turned-flat sided, line incised clamp with threaded wood screw with heart shaped knob incised "1797" at one side. The clamp is surrounded by two ball-shaped green wool pin cushions retaining embroidered fragments of blue, red, and pink wool.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing tools and equipment
wood (plant material)
Wool
Embroidered
Turned
Wood
Clamp, Sewing

Inscription

Incised in the screw handle is: 1797 .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1630