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Object ID # 1957.024.037
Object Name Doily
Title Drawnwork Doily
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One square doily? It is completely white and has a loosely-woven solid central square ground, that has white embroidery (a diamond shape surrounding one group of five embroidered squares, with four matching groups of five embroidered squares outside of the diamond). The perimeter is worked with drawnwork. Each of the corners has a large needle-filled motif.
Provenance May have belonged to Helen Carrie (neƩ Reid), who married Gideon Carrie in the 1850s. The Carrie family farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County. One of the Carrie daughters married John McQuaker of Owen Sound, Grey County, and the bib was passed down to her, and then to her daughter, Mrs. Frank Smith.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Cotton/Thread
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County