1860's Hat Pin Cushion

$25.00

Measures: 21.5" long lace end to lace end, 8.5" wide lace to lace, actual cushion is approx. 4.5" wide, 16" long.

This is a lovely old hat pin cushion! It is the most complete and undamaged example I have seen yet. The material and lace is intact without holes, the silk ribbons are all in place with some fraying to two of them. The rest are perfect! I believe the ribbons were a light blue at one time. The decorative tatted top is in place, there are 2 small spots on one end. The initials AT are evident. There is a large piece of silk under the tatted panel, this too appears to be without damage. There is tatted lace around the outside edges. There is some darkening of the material which is due to the age of the piece. This dates to the 1860's, I purchased this from the great (great, great?) granddaughter of the original owner so I am able to place a somewhat accurate date on it. It is very heavy, I'm not sure what it is filled with! 
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