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closet 2a

Eighteenth century fabric swatch

Label on fabric swatch reads:"Piece of the Bedquilt of Gen.Burgoyne which came to Col. Newhall of Salem, Mass. Upon a division of camp equipage"

Year (or year range): 
1775
Approximate era: 
before 1800

Fabric swatch

Label attached to swatch reads: "Piece of the best dress of Matthew Byle's wife
By Ira Patch

Year (or year range): 
1850-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Silk drapery

Silk drape printed with Asian motif, or possibly European interpretation of Asian motif. Interlined with cotton flannel. Lined with satin. Top of drape has five metal hooks sewn in.

Inset: closeup of design

Year (or year range): 
1950-1970
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Woman's silk coat

Silk coat, machine stitched french seams with hand finishing. Hand sewn decorative braid around cuffs, shoulder seams, and neckline. Double breasted front with eight mother of pearl buttons.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1910

Fabric hanging or tablecloth

Warp faced rep weave fabric woven of wool. Attached fringe on all four sides.
Possibly South American.

Year (or year range): 
1930-1960
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Wall hanging

Chain stitched hand embroidered wall hanging. Very fine work. Many stylized motifs, each unique. Background fabric is finely woven, indigo dyed 2/2 twill. Chain stitching appears to be a fine wool thread, vegetable dyed.

Approximate era: 
don't know

Men's vests

Two men's vests. One from a formal suit in patterned black silk with three covered black buttons. One in grey corded fabric with four shell buttons.

Year (or year range): 
1900's
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Stockings

Three pair of stockings. Two pair in cotton, one pair white, one pair black. One pair black stockings, possibly men's in silk. White stockings have darning on toe.

Year (or year range): 
early 1900
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Wall hanging

Wall hanging of red and gold colored brocaded linen with embroidered/appliqued motif in center. Sewn on twisted fringe in gold colored linen.
Back of hanging is lined with plain weave fairly rough natural linen. 7 small copper circular hanging hooks are sewn to the back of the hanging. Hand stitched throughout.

Year (or year range): 
don't know
Approximate era: 
don't know

military full dress coat and vest uniform

Wool military dress coat and vest in fine wool. Vest is buff colored wool in 2/2 twill that has been fulled. Vest has 8 brass buttons (one is missing) in front closure, with 4 decorative brass buttons on pocket flaps. Back and lining of vest is cotton. Dress coat is of 2/2 twill fulled wool with trim in buff fulled 2/2 twill wool. Coat is lined with twill cotton, and shows signs of alteration (letting out). Coat front is embellished with 20 large brass buttons and closed with two heavy brass hooks and eyes. Sleeves are embellished with 3 brass buttons each. Seams machine sewed with some hand stitching on lining.

Year (or year range): 
after 1850
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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