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Image of Dress - 1901 ca

Dress - 1901 ca

Two-piece cream satin-silk and lace, long dinner dress, with short train. Good quality machine-made lace, with silk and velvet appliques including leaves and rosettes. The bodice is made of silk and has a front triangle "bib" of netted lace with lace ruffle trim; mutton sleeve of satin with three-inch cuff trimmed with two long layers of matching lace, the top layer embellished with tiny velvet leaf shapes, satin 'rosettes' at cuff and center belt and bib. High collar (boned) with front inset of netted lace, top center back has lace inset with silk drape from lace to skirt hem, bottom edge trimmed with matching string-fringe. Back closure 18 hooks, five stays in front and center, six ba

Image of Dress - 1900-1906

Dress - 1900-1906

One-piece long cotton dress, ca. 1900-1906. Peach / yellow ribbon at waist. White on white floral embroidery and tatting with cut out pattern. Sleeves and skirt accented with 'frogs' of tatted buttons and string. Collar with five baleen stays and six-hook closure. Bodice closure: fourteen buttons and two hooks at ribbon waistband. Waistband ribbon folded to 2 ½ inches wide, woven in and out of dress at tatted slits in the fabric. Skirt hem to the floor with six inch train.

Image of Dress - 1920 ca

Dress - 1920 ca

Two-piece, white / ecru summer dress with gold ribbon waist and large beaded flower. Cotton dress has eyelet rosettes throughout. Fox. Bodice: Long sleeves of rosette eyelet and netting with peach ribbon and covered buttons at cuff. 5" wide folded ribbon belt with seed bead flower basket decoration center front. Knot with single drape center back. Rosette eyelet and netting shawl front. Bodice lined with peach silk. Skirt: cotton eyelet of rosette pattern (2", 3", and 5" in diameter). Vertical netting inset, full length on left front. Skirt lined with peach silk. 5" rosettes at hem are embroidered with satin stitching, three layers at hem-two with eyelet and netting, one with li

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Hat -

Black straw hat with bow of shiny paper ribbon. Pink, yellow, blue, cream cloth flowers, tapered wide brim, no label.

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Towel, Hand -

Cream linen hand towel. Oulled thread work at hem line. Counted cross-stitch forms two blue peacocks with a pot of yellow flowers, and sits just above the lower hem.

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Mat, Place -

One of four cream-color, linen placemats. Cutwork floral design throughout and 1/2" lace trim around edges. Four medallions centered on each of four sides framing a potted flower. Additional flowers embroidered alongside the cutwork. Cutwork or cut work, is a needlework technique in which portions of a textile, typically cotton or linen, are cut away and the resulting "hole" is reinforced and filled with embroidery or needle lace. Cutwork is related to drawn thread work. In drawn thread work, typically only the warp or weft threads are withdrawn (cut and removed), and the remaining threads in the resulting hole are bound in various ways. In other types of cutwork, both warp and weft threa

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Tablecloth -

Large, cream color damask tablecloth, with tulip and leaves floral design. Bessie Pardee McKee's initials " BPMcK" are embroidered on one corner of tablecloth. Damask: a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damask)

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Tablecloth -

Circular, cream color damask tablecloth, with floral design of daisies throughout. The initials "VW" (Van Wickle) are embroidered on one side. Has a 6-inch cutwork, lace border. Damask: a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damask). Cutwork or cut work, is a needlework technique in which portions of a textile, typically cotton or linen, are cut away and the resulting "hole" is reinforced and filled with embroidery or needle lace. C

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Towel, Show -

One of two cream colored damask hand towel with pulled thread border (1-3/4") on two sides. Embroidered flowers on top of one border, with pale yellow petals and threads of blue and orange in the center.

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Towel, Bath -

Hand towel in cream-color linen, looser weave. Cross-stitch oval wreath and ribbon-like design embroidered using using threads in blue, deep pink, yellow, and white colors. Embroidered on short ends of towel. 1-1/2-inch hem on either side is formed by pulled (drawn) thread work. Background damask design has a faint pattern of circles and vertical stripes.

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One of 8 cream / beige linen bath towels with a "huck" weave and muted damask design. This set of towels has a floral scrollwork damask design along the lower third of the towel. There is an embroidered monogram, "Blithewold", that sits just above the damask design. One narrow band of drawn thread work creates a border about 1-inch from edge of towel. Huck Toweling refers to the fabric weave, popular in the early 1900s. It has double threaded vertical loops in brick-like rows across the fabric. Thought to increase absorbency. Most often referred to as Monk's Cloth today. These towels appear to be part of a larger set that all have "Blithewold" embroidered on the towel, same font,

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Towel, Bath -

One of 6 cream / beige linen bath towels with a "huck" weave and muted damask design. This set of towels has a floral damask design along the lower third of the towel, as wells as individual flowers scattered throughout. There is an embroidered monogram, "Blithewold", that sits just above the damask design. One narrow band of drawn thread work creates a border about 1-inch from edge of towel. Huck Toweling refers to the fabric weave, popular in the early 1900s. It has double threaded vertical loops in brick-like rows across the fabric. Thought to increase absorbency. Most often referred to as Monk's Cloth today. These towels appear to be part of a larger set that all have "Blithe

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Towel, Bath -

One of 6 cream / beige linen bath towels with a "huck" weave and muted damask design. This set of towels has a floral damask design along the lower third of the towel, as wells as individual flowers scattered throughout. There is an embroidered monogram, "Blithewold", that sits just above the damask design. One narrow band of drawn thread work creates a border about 1-inch from edge of towel. Huck Toweling refers to the fabric weave, popular in the early 1900s. It has double threaded vertical loops in brick-like rows across the fabric. Thought to increase absorbency. Most often referred to as Monk's Cloth today. These towels appear to be part of a larger set that all have "Blithe

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Towel, Hand -

Hand towel in cream linen with colorful, delicately embroidered floral designs at one end. Colors include blues, pink, yellow, green, brown. Beneath the design is an embroidered narrow lavender band . Reminiscent of Art Deco, Nouveau, Bungalow.

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Towel, Hand -

Hand towel in cream linen with hand appliqued figure of an Asian man flying a brown kite. The man is wearing a blue kimono and pink pants, red scarf, and black hat. Red flowers and green leaves are scattered about.

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Towel, Hand -

Delicate, pretty, cream-color guest towel. Three clusters of embroidered flowers, in both a pale yellow and a deeper yellow, some with pink centers. Scalloped edge is embroidered/crocheted with white and yellow yarns. Monogrammed with the initials "BPMcK" (Bessie Pardee McKee) near bottom end.