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TOWEL EDGING

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A white damask towel edging that has a design of cutwork embroidery. In the center of the cutwork is an oval of needle lace woven into the monogram of MPH. Above the cutwork are two sprays of flowers in white work embroidery. The top of the towel fragment has been cut, while the bottom of the edging is scalloped and embroidered.

Category:
textiles
Object name:
TOWEL EDGING
Made from:
Cotton
Made in:
UNKNOWN
Date made:
ca. 1920
Size:
10.8 × 38.1 cm (4 1/4 × 15 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.589
Class:
Linen/lace
Signature marks:
inscription MPH Center of the towel edging. This is a monogram in needle lace. 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 the container. This label is bordered in black and red. The background is white except for the postal information which is black. The address notations are typed. inscription Heavy linen emb- Top of the container. This is handwritten in pencil.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973