Panel of White Schoolgirl Stiching

Panel of White Schoolgirl Stiching

Europe, circa 1850

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panel size: 7" x 11¾” • frame size: 10" x 14¾” • 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 pleating and eyelet button holes.  

Now conservation mounted and framed.


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