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Object ID # 1956.001.009
Object Name Holder, Spool
Title Victorian Spool Stand
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Three-tiered, walnut wood spool stand, 19th-c. The spool stand has four round legs. Then there is a walnut box. The side and back panels are recessed in from the square corners. Above each corner is a turned walnut finial, each 4.5 cm high. At the front of the box is a drawer with a turned wooden pull knob. Carved (turned) into the top of the box is a circular ring, which is set with eight upright iron rods intended to hold thread spools. In the center of this ring is a turned walnut pedestal, which supports the second and third tiers. On the second tier, there are six iron rods for holding thread spools. The third tier has five rods for thread spools. The pedestal is topped with a small, convex-shaped pin cushion. It once had a velvet covering.
Provenance Belonged to Maria Armstrong (neƩ Maughan) of Owen Sound, Grey County (b. July 31, 1860). Passed on to her daughter, Jean Armstrong, also of Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Textile/Finish
Dimensions H-44 W-24 L-24 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Armstrong, Maria
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, Jean
Subjects Needlework
Function A means of storing thread spools and needlework equipment.