"put in possession of a very comfortable apartment. It had formerly been Charlotte's and over the mantelpiece still hung a landscape in coloured silks of her performance, in proof of her having spent seven years at a great school in town to some effect."
And later, an intriguing present is given to each of the two Miss Steeles by the unappealing Mrs Dashwood ...
"a needle book, made by some emigrant".
Will have to find out more. (Picture: The Linley Sisters by Thomas Gainsborough)