22nd Feb, 2024 12:00

The Important Private Antique Doll Collection of Austin Smith and Margaret Harkin - Part 1

  Lot 6


An 18th century painted silk box base

Sold for £850
Estimated at £200 - £300

An 18th century painted silk box base, decorated with swags of flowers, initials MV, dated June 16th 1786 and Landown Grove on third side, lift out tray —7 1/2in. (19cm.) wide (missing lid and damaged); containing a hand-painted silk pin-cushion, a wax headed miniature doll, a sampler on hand-woven cloth by Hannah Paull? dated 1789, a muslin and card doll’s hat painted with flowers, an interesting unfinished white work muslin trim part attached to oil-cloth pattern, a painted muslin doll’s collar (moth holes), a bone bobbin, a damaged Palaise Royal mother of pearl handle scissors (missing handle and other handle damaged) and a miniature letter to Melinda in envelope dated 1783