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Catalog Number 2008.023.001
Description Doily, n.d.. Off white rectangular doily with slightly scalloped edges. Two embroidered sheer strips of fabric, each machine embroidered with a design of twining roses and leaves. The two central panels are surrounded by three strips of tatted lace, each with five central flowers worked into their centers, including three three-dimensional roses and two three leaf clover designs. The ends are finished with a fine net of machine made lace with large geometric flowers worked into the design.
Object Name Doily
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title 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-14 W-9 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Decor
Household Goods
Subjects Houses
Table settings & decorations
Tablecloths