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Catalog Number 0002.230.002
Description Dresser Scarf, n.d. Off-white rectangular crocheted dresser scarf. The majority of the dresser scarf contains a grid of squares that is 6 squares high by 9 squares wide. within the larger squares there are 2 types of alternating squares. The first type consists of a small grid of 8 squares by 8 squares. The second type contains a small grid of 4 circles by 3 circles. These 2 types of squares alternate within the larger grid and are bordered by chain stitches. surrounding the central grid is a 1.75in border of open work chain stitches. Tightly woven crocheted edging extending 0.25in. around each side.
Object Name Scarf, Bureau
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Dresser Scarf, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes "Dresser scarves are a bit like doilies or table runners, serving much the same purpose -- providing decor as well as protection for bedroom furniture. These vintage fabrics are often quite ornate, featuring hand-sewn stitching, embroidery, crochet work or decorative threadwork used to embellish each piece. Even stained or damaged vintage dresser scarves can be repurposed into new, useful decor with slight modification." []
Dimensions H-15 W-24.25 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Dresser
Household Decor
Subjects Dressing tables