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Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion


Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

Late 19th C Strawberry Make-do Pin Cushion

If you are a fan of make-do pieces such as I am, then you just have to love this wonderful strawberry make-do pincushion.

Measuring about 7 inches tall, and 3 inches at its widest, it is done in cotton and challis, and stuffed with cotton batting.  It is in excellent condition with some signs of wear attendant with age and use.  There is a wear spot in the top where the top fabric has worn to expose the homespun linen ground that was used underneath. 

The base is an old glass candlestick holder and measures 3 ¼ inches in diameter.

I love the color combination: the soft taupe ad the deep forest green.  I believe that the strawberry may have been red, but nicely faded to this most pleasing color.

There is a remnant of a satin ribbon that covered its base.

I purchased this piece at the Mid-Week Show in New Hampshire many years ago to add to my collection of strawberry make-dos.  I chose it for its clean and slender line, and its unique color.

It has been in my collection ever since, but is now being offered as I have decided to thin down a very extensive collection of these charming and very folky pieces of folk art.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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