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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
Narrative:

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.

Description:

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.