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Catalog Number 0002.229.008
Description Dresser Scarf, n.d. Creme colored oblong dresser scarf that appears to be linen has a hand crocheted decorative edge hand stitched on. The dresser scarf is 7in. tall. x 13.5in. wide. The central cloth panel is undecorated. The crocheted decorative lace border is 0.375in. wide, and it is attached to the fabric panel with a blanket stitch. The lace has a scalloped edge and a repeating diamond pattern.
Object Name Scarf, Bureau
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Dresser Scarf, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance
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." [http://homeguides.sfgate.com/ideas-displaying-antique-dresser-scarves-68745.html-9/21/2016]
Dimensions H-7 W-13.5 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Dresser
Household Decor
Subjects Dressing tables
Furniture