Panel of Buttons, Buttonholes and Loop Fasteners

Panel of Buttons, Buttonholes and Loop Fasteners

Europe, circa 1850

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Panel: 6¼” x 8¼” • Framed size: 8¾” x 11” • Price: $260

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 fine little panel of tiny mother-of-pearl buttons seven with buttonholes, seven with loop fasteners. 

Now conservation mounted and framed.

 

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