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Catalog Number 0002.231.001
Description Dresser Scarf, n.d. Creme colored dresser scarf has a circular linen center and elaborate crocheted edging. The overall appearance is reminiscent of a snowflake. The center of the dresser scarf is a 4in. piece of fabric. Crocheted lace is 3in. wide at the longest point all the way around and is hand sewn onto the fabric. Where the lace meets the fabric there are 4 rows of open work crochet and these 4 rows are 0.5in wide moving outward there are 8 floral shapes. Each floral shape has 6 petals surrounding a center of ovals and loops.
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-10 W-10 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Dresser
Household Decor
Subjects Dressing tables