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Object ID # 1957.024.006
Object Name Doily
Title Square, Hemstitched Doily
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made perhaps Mrs. Gideon Carrie?
Place of Origin Grey County, Ontario?
Description 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.
Makers mark None
Provenance 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
People Carrie, Gideon
Subjects Drawnwork