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1830's Silk Pin Cushion

1830's Silk Pin Cushion
1830's Silk Pin Cushion
1830's Silk Pin Cushion
1830's Silk Pin Cushion

This is one of several pieces I'll be listing that came out of the Catherine Shimer estate of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.

Fashioned out of solid green and brown (probably purple at one time) silk on two of its three sides, it is complemented on the third with a fabulous brown brocaded silk with aqua and salmon vines and leaves. Measuring 3 inches by 2 inches, it is stuffed with cotton batting and still retains its original silk floss tufts and twisted floss loop. It is hand-stitched in brown silk floss. There is a date that has been finely cross-stitched into the green silk of which the first two numerals remain: 18 and shadows of the latter can be faintly seen: 36.

It is in excellent condition for its age, probably for the fact that it was not used for pins.

I am not seeing sewing pieces of this age coming out of estates anymore, so this is a nice find. It will make a nice addition to any collection.

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.

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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