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Pin cushion

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A pin cushion, roughly rectangular with elongated points covered with white satin (now much yellowed), embroidered with polychrome silks, on one side a pair of male figures, fruit, flower, and crescent moon, on other side bird pecking at cherry, cloth covered table with symbolic vessels on top.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 18th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

8.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1351

Medium or Technique

Embroidered satin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles