Panel of Fine Drawn Work Specimens

Panel of Fine Drawn Work Specimens

Europe, circa 1850

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Panel size: 8¼” x 12¼” • Frame size: 10¼” x 14¼” • sold

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 panel of various patterns of delicate drawn work.  

Now conservation mounted and framed.


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