Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

ca. 1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-34420

Description

Square pillow pincushion with geometric embroidery. There is a red poinsettia design in the center surrounded by multi colored squares in red, green, purple, and white. Green key border on taupe ground with a red silk back and a purple corded edge. On the back side there is a paper label that says "Cross stitched cushion/more than 60 years/old in 1931".

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
straight pins
wool (textile)
textiles
Unidentified Textile
Pincushion

Inscription

"Cross stitch cushion/more that 60 years/old in 1931" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances L. Chace

Accession Number

1931.1670