Here is a decorative pinstuck pin cushion from the late 19th century. It was likely made as a gift for a family member or friend. Harking to the layette pin cushions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this cushion uses a combination of glass and steel pins to form a design. The pins could then of course be used for sewing or one's toilette. Judging from the appearance of this cushion, few pins were removed.
The cushion is a 1 3/4" square. It is hand stitched and covered in heavy white taffeta. It is decorated with black and white glass-head pins and large head steel pins on the top and glass-head pins on the sides.
The condition of the cushion is quite good. There are a few expected pin holes on the top and a vague water stain on the bottom, nothing to distract from the display of this piece.
Please take a close look at the photos and peruse the other sewing items I have in my shop as well. Thank you for visiting.
Square Silk Pin Decorated Pin Cushion
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