Antique Crochet Doily & Tidy for Chair, Victorian Handmade Linens with Provenance 1880s
ERA- This item is from the 1880s
MEASUREMENTS - The doilies are 21x14 plus fringe and 30x12 plus fringe
2 matching pieces, handmade with cotton. One has fringe around all 4 sides, the other has fringe on just 3 sides. They come with a note - "Tidy for Great Grandpa Ellis' Morris Chair. Doily for organ bench. Great Grandma crocheted them, probably started housekeeping with them. About 108 years old (1872)" Then there is mention of a blouse on the note too, which is not included in this auction.
I believe the date on the note is off, because great grandma was Effie Randall Ellis and she was married in 1882 not 1872.
CONDITION - Good condition with some issues. Each piece has a few small breaks in the crochet. One piece has 10 fringe/tassels missing, the other has 3 missing. There are breaks in the crochet at each missing tassel.