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Catalog Number 1976.300.011
Description Doily, n.d. Rectangular white doily with white crocheted lace trim. The trim is only sewn onto the top, left and right sides. The fabric is a striped pattern consisting of alternating horizontal lines of solid fabric and hemstitching. The hemstitched lines are 0.375in. tall and the solid lines are 0.25in. tall. The doily is 4.5in. tall x 7.125 wide. and the lace trim is 1in. The rectangular center fabric panel is 3.5in. tall x 5.125in. wide. The lace trim is hand-crocheted and attached.
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-4.5 W-7.125 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Tables
Subjects Table settings & decorations
Tables