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Catalog Number 1976.300.014
Description Doily, n.d. Off-white rectangular doily with crocheted lace trim. The trim is only attached to the top, left and right sides. The fabric is a plaid pattern consisting of 7 rows and 10 columns of pattern stitched and solid fabrics. The trim is hand crocheted and attached. The doily is approximately 4.875in. tall x 6.875in. wide. The lace trim extends 0.875in. from the edge of the center panel which is 4in. x 5.125in.
Object Name Doily
Collection 3D - Household Accessories
Title Doily, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance
Notes Doilies "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-4.875 W-6.875 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Tables
Subjects Table settings & decorations
Tables