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Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum

Cover, Furnishing

Accession number: 2011.017 a-b
Object type: Arm Chair
Date: circa 1918
Materials: linen
Measurements: 25.7 cm L x 16 cm W

Many women crocheted decorative covers for the arms of their chairs or couches especially in their parlors which were usually only used on holidays and special occasions.


Crocheted.  Top and sides are straight with 3 scalloped bottom edges.  Border with 2 flowers in a square in the center.  Ten other flowers around the square.

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.