Group of Three Miniature Sewing Samples

Group of Three Miniature Sewing Samples

Europe, late 19th century 

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Heights vary between 6½” and 7¾” • Widths vary between 6¼” and 8" • Price for the three: $280

Young girls in charity schools and orphanages in various European countries learned practical hand sewing and tailoring skills that could be applied to a future career in service or to the obvious expectations that they would be able to make clothing as a wife and mother. Lessons resulted in the production of small examples that were proof of the student’s skills. This is a group of three very fine pieces demonstrating various button hole and delicate mending skills.

Sold as a group, unmounted and unframed.

 

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