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Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum

Cover, Furnishing

Accession number: 2011.016
Object type: Chair back
Date: circa 1918
Materials: linen
Measurements: 22 cm L x 36.1 cm W

Many women crocheted decorative small covers for over the backs of their chairs or couches especially for their parlors which were usually only used on holidays & special occasions/


Crocheted top is straight with scalloped edges on the sides and bottom.  It has a border all around with 3 squares in the middle with a flower in each one.  23 other flowers crocheted throughout.

History of Use:

Judith (Shay) Hasen is the daughter of Ronald M. Shay and Gertrude Norwood Doane and the granddaughter of Eva Laura (Mossman) Shay born 1888 who was the daughter of Simon & Martha (Knox) Mossman, Pinehurst, NS. Eva married Edgar Atwood Shay of Caledonia. They had two children Ronald Mossman Shay and Meda Pauline Shay.