WOW, original miniature sampler pin cushions/ pin keeps come to the open market so seldom these days. This absolutely original and genuine example from the 1800 to 1810 period comes with excellent provenance. Its English collector downsizing her vast collection after a 30 year collecting period. This example belongs in a historical needlework societies collection.
This is an adorable Regency era Reticule shape double sampler faced pincushion at a mere 1 3/4 inch tall by 2 1/4 at its widest excluding handle. Wouldn't it just make a superb doll handbag for a VERY special doll?
We can see a basket of flowers to the front and floral posy with berries to the reverse both worked in silk thread tent stitch upon a silk gauze ground. Little diamond lozenge designs surround each central motif. Around the perimeter you can see the vast majority of the original handmade 5/8 inch pins. To the top remains the brown silk bow handle.
Condition: Very good with minor age darkening/spotting to the front. The brown ribbon handle has been historically re-attached with a red thread that we do not think is original.
Shipping: FREE track/insured air postage to USA, Aus/NZ and UK.
Antique Miniature Sampler Pin Keep, Pin Cushion, English Circa 1800
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