A wierd use for wish bones

Among the many curiosities and treasures in our extensive dolls house furniture collection are this set of miniature chairs made out of wish bones, with little silk cushions secured by dress-making pins. We are not sure of exactly who made them and when, but they are probably late Victorian.

As I was always brought up to break wish bones (and make a wish), I am not sure whether keeping wish bones unbroken will bring luck or misfortune, so it is a good thing that I am not really superstitious!

The chairs are currently on display at Abbey House Museum in our new doll’s house display.

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