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    • Wooden armoire

    • Wooden armoire

    • Closets; Cupboards; Furniture

    • The dark finished armoire is tall, with two doors. The unfinished interior is divided, with a section for hanging clothing, and a section containing seven storage shelves. Handles or doorknobs are missing from this piece of furniture.
    • Wooden gavel

    • Wooden gavel

    • Gavels

    • This gavel is made from wood from the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas. The head is designed with carved bands and the handle has turned detailing. Gavels are ceremonial mallets used to call for attention in court proceedings or to punctuate...
    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • Wooden pipe

    • Wooden pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • A carved wood boar's head pipe with a yellow shaft has an accompanying dark case lined with satin and velvet. "Mechailles d'or 1878, 1889 and 1900" is printed on the interior of the case.
    • Wooden shoe last

    • Wooden shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • This wooden shoe last is made in the form of a human foot, and has been repaired with white filler. It was used by a shoemaker or cobbler in the manufacture or repair of shoes.
    • Woven coverlet

    • Woven coverlet

    • Weaving; Textiles; Bedspreads

    • Woven in three pieces using blue and green dyed wool and natural cotton, the frayed coverlet has a geometric design. The cotton has darkened with age.
    • Woven pillow cover

    • Woven pillow cover

    • Pillows; Textiles; Weaving

    • Woven with white cotton and blue wool, the primitive motif of this pillowcase is a geometric design resembling a pine cone bloom pattern. The pillow cover has frayed edges and is stained.
    • Woven sash

    • Woven sash

    • Textiles; Beads; Indians of North America

    • This sash is woven from red, blue, and khaki colored threads believed to be from Spanish military uniforms. The piece is designed with white beads and fringe, and was thought to be worn by Encarnacion Chireno, who died in the Battle of Nacogdoches...
    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn winder

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • This wooden tool uses five spokes mounted above a rectagular base to wind, measure, and count lengths of yarn. A small handle extends from one spoke to allow the reel to be turned. This type of yarn winder is known as a click reel, named for the...
    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn winder frame

    • Yarn; Equipment

    • The wooden frame for a wool or yarn winder is designed with two notches to hold the spokes and crank or handle of the hand operated machine. With completed parts, this tool was used to wind threads of yarn into skeins.

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