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Sat, Jun 11, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Lot 146

Deerfield Society of Blue and White Embroidered Doily Flowering Vine

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Round Deerfield Embroidered linen Doily with flowering vine embroidery, with embroidered logo, D in flax wheel, 9 inches in diameter, The Deerfield Society of Blue and White Embroidery was initiated in 1896 by Ellen Miller and Margaret Whiting just a year before the founding of the Boston Arts and Crafts Society. Its aim was to find ''joy in labor'' and to provide income for women in the Connecticut River Valley. It also functioned as the local women's suffrage center. The patterns were adapted from eighteenth-century embroidered linens in the collection of the Deerfield Historical Society, and were limited to blue and white embroidery floss on homespun linen. The products were useful domestic items, framed in round gilded frame measuring 11.5 inches.