Sewing Basket with Contents

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-67242

Description

Pill-shaped sewing basket with symmetrical base and lid, each with scallop-shaped sides. Wicker weave with darker dyed reeds forming decorative element on lid. The interior of the basket is padded with wool batting and lined with cream colored linen. The basket contains: two beaded and cardboard crosses; one black, yellow and cream ribbon, one purple ribbon, one cream colored ribbon [missing], one doll's dress, one paper and crosstitch picture frame, one green silk pin cushion and carrying case.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sewing baskets
wicker
reed (grass, material)
Container, Needlework
Basket, Needlework
Basket, Needlework

Additional Identification Number

1925.775

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/2 (H), 9 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Maria Howard Thacher and Miss Elizabeth M. Thacher

Accession Number

1925.774AB