Pin cushion

American
1795


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 x 7 in. (20.32 x 17.78 cm)

Accession Number

2008.728

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with iron pins

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Small white/yellowish rectangular (with elongated points) pin cushion with fringe along edges. Patterning is created with iron pins; center area is enclosed in a rectangle and reads “Well/come/little/stran/ger/1795.” There are hearts and other abstract shapes surrounding the framed words. The reverse is linen plain weave with no patterning.

Provenance

Purchased from Rockwell Gardiner about 1980; gift from Mr. and Mrs. Sutter to the MFA, September 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sutter