Textile

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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

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

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

Metallic lace

Machine made metallic lace. Individual threads are fiber, wrapped with gold colored metal. Inset shows detail.

Approximate era: 
don't know

Sequinned metal lace

Piece of metal lacework embellished with iridescent plastic sequins.

Year (or year range): 
1945-?
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Knitted reticule

Home-made knitted reticule in purple and white cotton commercial embroidery floss. Lining attached with hand stitching. Drawstring closure.

Approximate era: 
don't know

Lace

Nine pieces of bobbin lace. Probably used as lappetts, collars and cuffs

Year (or year range): 
1840-1900
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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