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Embroidered pin cushion sewing box, foundation of cardboard box with sliding drawers at each end, ends of drawers, sides of box, and attached pin cushion at top of box covered with white satin (now yellowed and stained), satin embroidered with polychrome silks and gold metal thread and sequins...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 18th century

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15.5 x 9 x 5.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin covered cardboard, silk embroidery, gold-colored spangles, metalic woven trim, block printed paper lining, and metal pins


Textiles and Fashion Arts