Embroidered linen dresser scarf with filet crochet edging

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Identifier

2020.015

Title

Embroidered linen dresser scarf with filet crochet edging

Creator

Cleland, Alice E

Date

1890

Format

Linen part is 41" x 15" with eyelet stitch. Filet crochet 5.25" at shortest point, 9" at longest part. The linen is worn through in several spots. The embroidery features a basket of softly colored flowers and a bright gold and black butterfly.

Description

Large dresser scarf made of linen, embroidered with flower basket and butterflies and edged with elaborate filet crochet. Made by Alice E Cleland (1864-1938) in Middletown, Dauphin Co. PA, USA about 1890. I inherited this family piece, made by my great grandmother.

Provenance

Yvonne J Milspaw

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