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A pin cushion, roughly rectangular in shape with points somewhat elongated and finished with gold tassels, covered with white satin with gold narrow fringe around central seam, on one side a spray and garland of flowers in pins on other side a small-scale floral spray embroidered with polychrome...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 18th century

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10 x 13.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk embroidery and pin design and gilt wrapped thread trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts