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Catalog Number 0002.229.005
Description Dresser Scarf, n.d. Creme colored rectangular dresser scarf. Hand crocheted lace attached to all 4 edges by hand which extends 0.5in out from the center panel. The center rectangular panel has no pattern or design and is approximately 12.25in. tall x 22.125in. wide. The crocheted lace edging has two parts, the part closer to the fabric edge alternates between open rectangular spaces and 4 crocheted columns attached to that there is a scalloped edge with 3 openings inside each scallop.
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-13.5 W-23 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Dresser
Household Decor
Subjects Dressing tables