Pin Cushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1870-1910

GUSN

GUSN-4478

Description

Cylindrical body with domed cushion top with scalloped edge of woven poplar and thread decorated with two silk bows; cushion portion of melon-colored ribbed velvet covered with crocheted doily.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
pins (jewelry)
cotton (textile)
crocheting
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leather
paper (fiber product)
poplar (wood)
velvet (fabric weave)
weaving
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Shaker (Christian sect)
wreaths (costume accessories)
Tulip Poplar
Cotton
Leather
Unidentified Paper
Velvet
Shaker
Crocheted
Woven
Wreath
Leaf
PINCUSHION

Inscription

Paper covered base marked in black ink, ""SHAKER GOODS, ALFRED, ME, TRADEMARK."" Surrounded by a wreath of leaves.

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Shaker Goods (Maker)

Location of Origin

Alfred, ME, USA

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

1.75 (H), 3.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.713

Places

Maine (United States)