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Doily
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Title: Doily
Identifier: 982.7.1
Donor: Victoria Marchant
Item Date: 1900-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: White linen doily with white tenerife lace edging attached to linen circle, tenerife lace flowers attached to circle, tenerife lace on outside forms a circle with flower points on outer edges.

Purchased in Port Elgin.

Doilies were used as early as the 11th century in England. Doilies were placed under everything that could damage polished wood such as plates, vases, glasses etc. They were also used to cover food to keep it fresh and on silver plates to ensure the food did not damage the silver. Doilies were also used on upholstered furniture to keep it free from oil stains. Doilies were particularly popular in the 1800ís to mid- 1900's.
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