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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
Culture: Canadian
Narrative:

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.

Description:

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.