|Object ID #||1957.024.006|
|Title||Square, Hemstitched Doily|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Made||perhaps Mrs. Gideon Carrie?|
|Place of Origin||Grey County, Ontario?|
This is a Victorian, square-shaped white drawnwork doily. It has needleworked hemstitching and a wide border (left solid). The four drawnwork motifs with the quatrefoil motifs are located in the corners inside the hemstitching. The central solid ground has a wide cross shape to it. There is some yellowing around the edges. The drawnwork is made with handworked stitches.
Previously owned by Mrs. Frank W. Smith who inherited a number of items that had formerly belonged to her grandmother, Mrs. Gideon Carrie. Mrs. Carrie had farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County in the 19th-century. Mrs. Carrie's husband, Gideon, was 42 years old in the 1871 census of Sydenham Township, Grey County. Mrs. Carrie's maiden name was _______.
Mrs. Frank W. Smith was the former Miss Agnes McQuaker, daughter of John McQuaker and a Miss Carrie). She lived in Owen Sound, Grey County.
|Collection||Textiles, Household Linens Collection|
|Material||Cotton / Thread|
|Dimensions||W-21.6 L-21.7 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|