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Sewing clamp with pincushion

Object Number: 
INV.7926ab
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wood, glass, metal, silk, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 18.7 x 6.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Tan velvet pincushion (sewing bird) set in a half-barrel shaped wooden holder set upon a clamp with a wooden screw for securing the pincushion to the side of a table; opposite the clamp side of the base is a circular mirror; the device is painted white with blue and gold tole painting in a leaf design.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group