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Needlepoint primer: Eliza

Needlepoint primer: Eliza
Title
Needlepoint primer: Eliza
Date 
1860-1890
Medium 
Paper, silk, wool
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 11 in. ( 23.5 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Two horizontally-oriented rectangular pieces of perforated paper embroidered in various colors of wool floss, lined on the inside with pink silk and hinged across the top edge, securing the two sides and allowing them to open up; one side shows oval floral motif with the name "Eliza" in the center, the other side has floral design in the center; needlepoint and straight stitches.
Object Number 
INV.11067
Marks 
embroidered: center, red floss: "Eliza" handwritten: bottom right on inside, in pencil: "Cox"
Gallery Label 
This bookcover was probably made by, or for, Eliza Pilcher (1823-1899) who married John Vaché Cox in 1844.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group