Filigree Baskets

In chapter 23, Lucy and Elinor work on a “fillagree basket” for little Annamaria.

Filigree is a rolled paper design, very time consuming to produce, fragile and thus, extravagant for a 3-year old who would likely ruin them in very little time. It’s another folly of Lady Middleton’s indulgence of her children. Below are two patterns for filigree work as published in The New Ladies Magazine in 1786.