Rare Antique Miniatures
by Sue (South Coast)
Above: A chair made from a wishbone+ man made from a part of a ? tree or similar , 2 hats . all have an almost seed like surface - hand painted face -19c + chair and table made from a conker and pin legs covered with cotton.
Above: 4 chairs made from bird quills [there is also a matching chaise somewhere hidden away] - note with them states they were made by Lady Fitzwilliam and found at Melton etc.
Above: 3 Rugs
The black rug is long and moleskin (?). I think it was a travellers sample for the fur wraps edwardian ladies wore around their necks - it has small legs and claws.
The second is a tiger skin rug, heavy and made from lead.
The third is a pseudo bear skin.
Above: Close up picture of tiger skin rug heavy and made from lead
Above: An antique box and inside a dolls house doll , original note in lid " To a dear little girl who must be so sadly missing her mother"[maybe she died]
Above: An antique slipper , distressed silk and early 1800s containing a dolls house doll + many "grodnertal "miniature wooden dolls - old mother hubbard