Silk embroidered linen doily; 1875-1925

Silk embroidered linen doily; 1875-1925

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Description
White circular linen doily; pinwheel scallop edge. White silk edge finish in sating stitch, with trellis pattern in alternate scallop reserves; delicate sprays of pinks or carnations embroidered in pastel sahdes around an unpatterned center. Late 19th or early 20th century, silk embroidery on linen. Finely stitched. Probably used as a dresser or table mat.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
doily
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
silk (overall material)
embroidered (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 19 in; 48.26 cm
ID Number
1984.0324.01
accession number
1984.0324
catalog number
1984.0324.01
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert van Deventer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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