Mauchline ware needle book covers (1)

This pair of wooden book boards would have been used as the front and back covers of a needle book.  Each board has a flat inner surface finished with plain paper lining, while the curved outer surface features black transfer print inscriptions.  The inscriptions read:   (left) "The thresher's weary flinging-tree / The lee-lang day had tired me; / And whan the day had clos'd hid e'e, / Far i' the west, / Ben i' the spence, right pensivelie, / I gaed to rest." (right) "Warranted / Part of the Barn Roof of MOSSGIEL / while occupied by / BURNS."   (1 set of 3 shown)
Object no :
DMMW032a, DMMW032b
Collection :
Creator :
William & Andrew Smith
Place of Production :
Mauchline, Ayrshire
Dimensions :
length 98mm, width 64mm
Materials :
wood, oak, ebony, paper
Location :
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