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Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball

Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball
Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball
Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball
Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball
Early 19th C Brocaded Silk Pin Ball

Another piece out of the Catharine Shimer Estate of Orwigsburg, PA this is a sweet and wonderful home-made pin ball complete with its own note of provenance.

Measuring 2 inches tall by 2 ¼ inches in diameter, it is hand stitched out of a tan and cream brocaded and corded silk and feels to be solidly stuffed with cotton batting. It is as it was found with approx. 50 or so early pins stuck into both ends. Hence the attached note: Grandmother Catharine Shimer pin cushion when she was a girl filled with - German pins". It is in excellent condition and still retains its original loop for hanging.

It dates to the first quarter of the 19 th C and would make a great addition to a collection of fine early sewing items.

Price: SOLD

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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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