Pin cushion

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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