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About this object

This is a white linen sheet half composed of whitework embroidery, cutwork, openwork and needle lace. Five inches from the hem is a row of openwork isolated overcast bars. Three inches above this is openwork of double groups knotted together with a knot stitch. Three inches above this is openwork of eyelet and bar overcast stitches. At each corner of this row of openwork is whitework embroidery with needle lace motifs of flowers and diamond needleweaving. In the center of the sheet above the last openwork design is a spray of flowers in whitework embroidery with a circle motif of needle lace. Below this center motif close to the hem is an embroidered monogram MPD. At the torn end of the sheet in the center are two square motifs with needle lace.

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ca. 1935
236.2 × 109.9 cm (93 × 43 1/4 in.)

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inscription MPD Center hem of sheet This is embroidered. 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 is a red and black outlined label with a white background except in the area of the postal information. The address is typewritten and the postal information is preprinted. inscription Heavy linen emb- Top of the container. This is handwritten in pencil.
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Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973