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Object ID # 1955.019.001
Object Name Curtain, Doorway
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is an embroidered Victorian vertical velvet door panel. The velvet was described in 1955 as "wine-coloured" but it looks brown now. The embroidery has a light and dark gold coloured branch with fronds coming from it. There are two bronze-coloured metal acorn shaped weights hanging from the bottom. One brass hanging loop is at back. The backing is now very brittle, and there is a note about it being donated by Mrs. Herb Porter taped onto it.
Provenance Maker unknown.

This needlework item was either used at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac & Annie Maria Shields in St. Vincent Township, Grey County. They had a farm at Lot 16, Concession 10, or, according to Harold Porter, a descendant of the last owner, it belonged to his grandmother, Mrs. Isaac Porter.

Last owned by Nellie Porter (neƩ Sinclair).
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Velvet/Embroidery Thread/Thread /Metal (Brass)
Dimensions W-14.961 L-31.102 inches
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Porter, Nellie
Subjects Embroidery