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Catalog Number 1979.073.002C
Description Oval Doily, n.d. Ivory in color. The edges are a natural scalloped embroidered edge . Approximately 1in. in from the edges is a sewn dotted line. There are 6 open circles repeated at center of the top and bottom along the dotted line. at each end of the doily there is a three flower motif mirroring each other with the stems extending towards the edges. On the left side there is an embroidered butterfly inside the dotted circle by the embroidered flowers.
Object Name Doily
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Oval 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-6 W-11.5 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Tables
Subjects Table settings & decorations
Tables