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Sewing case with pin cushion

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Small sewing case, tear shaped with upper part a pin cushion, and lower part and envelope, open at bottom and containing a double leaf of red wool for storage of needles, long pink ribbon loop attached to needle case and threaded through top of entire case for hanging, pin cushion covered in...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American (New England), 1790

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34 x 6.1 x 4 cm (13 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with silk embroidery and tambour work, gilt wrapped thread, linen, wool stuffing, and silk ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts