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Object ID # 1957.024.027
Object Name Doily
Title Star-Shaped Doily
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made Mrs. Gideon Carrie
Place of Origin Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Description This is a star-shaped, white doily that belonged to a 19th-century farmer's wife in Sydenham Township, Grey County. It is white linen, with fine hemstitching and a crochetwork border. There are eight points to its shape. The points are placed in pairs, so that the doily has a cross-like shape overall. The outer edge's crocheted edging is done in fine crochet cotton. It has a pattern of tiny bows with picots. A single thread runs through the centre of the bows.
Provenance This doily belonged to Mrs. Gideon Carrie. The Carries lived on the Sydenham and Holland Township townline area of Grey County in the 19th-century. The donor, Mrs. Frank W. Smith, was formerly Miss Agnes McQuaker, a daughter of John McQuaker and a former Miss Carrie.

Mrs. Carrie's husband, Gideon, was 42 years old in the 1871 census of Sydenham Township, Grey County. Mrs. Carrie's maiden name was _______.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Linen/Cotton/Thread
Dimensions W-43 L-43 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Carrie, Gideon