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Catalog Number 1979.073.002B
Description Circular Round Doily, n.d. Ivory in color. Consists of a smaller 3.25in diameter circle of linen surrounded by 1in. of handmade lace edging. The center circle has two lines going across the height and two lines going across the width to create 9 sections. The lace consists of tighter and looser woven threads creating an organic repetitive pattern.
Object Name Doily
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Circular Round Doily, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance
Notes Dollies "protect table tops from scratches that occur when moving things around or damage from wet glasses."
[https://fromtimespast.com/2013/01/07/why-are-they-called-doilies/-9/7/2016]

"The name "doily" originated from the surname "doily", a London firm of linen merchants who made fringed napkins in the 1700's. From 1711 a doily was a small ornamental napkin used at dessert." [https://fromtimespast.com/2013/01/07/why-are-they-called-doilies/-9/7/2016]
Dimensions H-5.5 W-5.5 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Tables
Subjects Table settings & decorations
Tables