Friday, January 17, 2014

The object of the day: 19th century needlework instruction book

One of two extremely rare needlework instruction books with samples from the female model school
Kildare Place, Dublin, Ireland
Sold: $3,304.00($2,800.00)
Comprising "A Concise Account of the Mode of Instructing in Needle-Work... " printed by Thomas I. White, Dublin, 1833, and "Specimens of Needle-Work Executed in the Female Model School..." printed by George Folds, the cover inscribed "Sarah Darby 1837" and including cloth samples of sewing, darning, embroidery, knitting, and miniature clothing. Each in marbleized covers, largest 9 ¼ x 6 inches. (One illustrated)
Provenance: Witney Antiques, Oxon, England.

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