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Decorative pins for Antimacassars & Chesterfields

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From: Susan Porter
DearMYRTLE,
I belong to an antique button collectors society and on-line chat group. We're having a discussion about doilies and antimacassars and I know there were a certain type of pin used to hold these items to the furniture they protected, but I can't think of the name for them. Most had a decorative head and a cork screw pin. Thanks in advance.

DearREADERS,
We need your input on this one. I believe we can purchase these now, to hold the arm-rests in place that come with our new sofas. Remember when we used to call sofas:

  • davenports
  • chesterfields

Do you know if these terms were more locality-specific? I grew up in Seattle, Washington in the 1950s.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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