Pin cushion

American
18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1349

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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 in serpentine border design, arrangement of fruit filled platter in center of pin cushion with fruit or flower spray in each corner, bottom of box and insides of drawers covered with polychrome block printed paper.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes