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|To work filagree...Elinor's clear thinking.
Written by Mandy N
(10/3/2006 2:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Oh, lovely!, penned by Lynn
In the late 18th and 19th centureis, the craft wass very popular among fashionable young ladies to create small items such as a basket.
The highly ornate paper filigree item shown in D. Le Faye's book is also at http://www.janeausten.co.uk/magazine/index under
Paper was very expensive in JA's era. So the filagree paper basket for AnnaMaria does appear an example of the little Middletons being indulged with an elaborate gift by Lucy to please their mother, Lady M.
In ch. 23 Elinor offers to help Lucy rolling papers for the basket to talk about her relationship with Edward.
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