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TOWEL EDGINGS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Twenty-eight cream damask hand and bath towel edgings. The damask design is of small diamonds. There is an insert panel that has three rectangles of needle lace separated by white work embroidery in a geometric pinwheel motif with cutwork circles. Around this panel is a rectangle of faggoting. One inch down from this is a row of openwork in isolated bars.

Category:
textiles
Object name:
TOWEL EDGINGS
Made from:
Cotton
Made in:
UNKNOWN
Date made:
ca. 1905-1920
Size:
12.7 × 19.1 × 56.5 cm (5 × 7 1/2 × 22 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.586.1-28
Class:
Linen/Lace
Signature marks:
Embroidered monogram MPC On towel edge. This monogram was probably on all, but was cut from all but 45.586.13. label From Mme. E. Garnett CONTENTS-MERCHANDISE/FOURTH CLASS MAIL/47 East 51st St.,POSTMASTER: THIS PARCEL MAY BE OPENED FOR POSTAL INSPECTION IF NECESSARY/New York City RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED/To Mrs. Joseph E. Davies/Street 3029 Klingle Road/City Washington State D.C. Bottom of container The label is bordered in black and red with a white background. The inscription is typed except for the postage section which is preprinted. inscription Heavy linen emb. Top of container This is written in pencil.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973