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Catalog Number 2012.001.002
Description c. 1970-1990 Bobbin Lace Pillow (A) and Stand (B) is made of wood and covered in blue velvet, with padding underneath. Velvet is attached with gold-colored, metal nails. The underside of the stand is uncovered, and has two feet that run from from front to back that are covered in green felt. The stand is curved on one side and straight on the other. On the straight edge of the stand sits the pillow. The pillow is cylindrical in shape, with a metal post on each side. The pillow can be attached to stand using metal latches around the posts. When attached, the pillow can spin in place. Pillow is also made of wood and covered in blue velvet.

Pillow is of a French style (possibly named: Metier pour dentelle)
Object Name Cushion, Lacemaker's
Collection Three-Dimensional Collection
Title c. 1970-1990 Bobbin Lace Pillow and Stand
Date c.1970-1990
Creator Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Bobbin lace and supplies made/used by Elizabeth Bartlett Murphy, granddaughter of the first Fire Chief of San Mateo, George Bartlett.
Dimensions H-5 W-22.75 D-13 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Lace
Sewing
Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett
Pin Cushion
Subjects Lace making
Sewing equipment & supplies
Pin cushion
People Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett