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E-WM083 Heinrich Kuehn 12-page booklet
12 page fold-out booklet with alphabets, corners designs, and a page with star designs. Reverse side blank. No cover, no number, but without doubt a Heinrich Kuehn leporello. Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller.
F-IS014 [Heinrich Kuehn] Delft blue Dutch windmill
Small chart of landscape with Dutch windmill, in Delft blue colors. Might have been part of a leporello (no makers name, size of chart much larger than the painted motif, Deponirt text typical of HKB leporellos the only text on the chart). Scan donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman.
E-WM100 Old and New Designs in Crocheted Edges
For Hemstitched Sheets Towels Slips Scarfs & Centers Bedspread Lunch Set and large Table Covers. Book No. 18. Exactly as the title promises: lovely crocheted edgings, from narrow to extremely wide, in various motifs. Beautiful embellishment of nearly every item of the household linen. 16 pages.
Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller.
E-WM011 Two silk Maltese lace doilies and a filet lace doily
Three small doilies, two are Maltese lace, made with silk, and the third is a knotted filet lace doily, linen. From the collection of Seya Wijnsma.
H-BW001 New Ideas in Crochet – Table Topics
32 Pages. Crocheted table linens. Beautiful simple motifs and some large floral filet motifs.
Donated by Brenda Weaver.
G-II010 Adele Della Porta, Il Punto Filet Album Sesto
34 pages. The sixth filet album with various hunting motifs and a border with a religious motif – chalice, cross, and dove – and even the peacock that also appears in the Priscilla books. Donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.
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