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Embroidered pincushion cover of fine white cotton

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With two oval shields in center supported by lion and unicorn and surmounted by royal crown, border of roses and thistles, and shamrocks, with a harp at each corner, and a crown in the middle at each side, worked with satin, seed, and eyelet stitches in white cotton thread.

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Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich

English, mid-19th century

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18.56 x 22.5 cm (7 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts