TAPESTRY EYE SHADE
The shade was used to stop the glare of light from a lamp.
Petit point on a canvas shade is mounted on a brass 'T' shaped stand with flowers around the base. Finials on the cross bar and top of 'T'. The 'T' has a twisted pattern.
The tapestry is edged with gold braid and is of a leaf motif consisting of four (4) different leaf shapes, with nine (9) leaves in total. Brown beads have been used to depict leaf veins and tendrils.
The whole piece has been sewn to small hooks along the crossbar. The reverse of the tapestry was originally green velvet and was replaced with green satin in 1986.
The underside of the base is filled with plaster to keep the stand stable.
Other items from Shire of Toodyay
- LAMP: GLASS KEROSENE
- SKETCH, WOMAN'S HEAD AND SHOULDERS
- TRAVELLING WRITING CASE
- TEAPOT, CHINESE, FAMILLE ROSE PATTERN
- OCCASIONAL TABLE
- MIRROR, ORCHIDS AND LESCHENAULTIA PAINTED DECORATION
- PAINTING, PLUMS ON A BRANCH
- LOG BOOK COMPTROLLER OF PRISONS, 1903-1913
- WALKING STICK
- TABLE, OCCASIONAL
- REGISTER OF PRISONERS
- ONYX BROOCH