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Household textiles - Set of two Doilies

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Set of two white embroidered doilies. Scalloped edge has crotcheted finish. An embroidered leaf and half flower pattern on two opposing corners and embroidered quarter flower on the other two corners. There is an embroidered flower in the centre. There are six sets of embroidered holes to thread a ribbon through to gather the larger doily.
Object Registration
doilies, household linens
Historical information
In the early 20th century it was common for ladies to work doilies in lace or embroidered cloth. They were used to decorate sideboards or dressing tables and also on trays underneath crockery and on plates under food. These could be made from purchased kits or pattern books. They may form part of a trousseau
When Made
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Last updated
8 Aug 2020 at 5:30PM