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Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum

Cover, Furnishing

Accession number: 2011.021
Object type: Chair back
Date: circa 1918
Materials: linen
Measurements: 21.1 cm L x 33.4 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 and special occasions.


Crocheted, straight top and sides with 5 scallops on bottom.  18 middle blocks with flowers.  There are several small flowers around the blocks.

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.