This is an amazing 1870-80's leather boot pincushion. It is a big 10" tall with black beads and metallic trim. The top has a velvet striped pincushion that is red, blue, brown and tan. The boot has scuff marks on one side but no holes. The leather is supple and maybe shoe polish would make the spots disappear. On the bottom of the boot a seam has popped but long time ago. This is really an amazing early pincushion. (I have posted 5 pictures.)
Eclectic ensemble of five poplar wood print blocks for cloth from Xinjiang Province. As the majority of people of Xinjiang are Muslim Uighur, Turkic speakers- the patterns reflect a Central Asian identity rather than Han. These would have been used by hand as evidenced by the well worn polished grips on the sides of some of the pieces...
A very unusual pin cushion with seeds and cotton batting.
The seeds are sewn onto the batting and the column and base are also sewn. The base is not wood, but seeds. The pin cushion is enclosed in a glass dome. The dome fits onto a wooden grooved base. Complete measurements are 8 1/2" h x 12" circumference. The pin cushion itself measures 6" h x 3/14" wide. In excellent condition.
A superb, unusual vintage Georgian whiskey or ale cask figural string holder c1800s-30s. String was a valuable and useful item in the Georgian home, and this holder could also have held embroidery thread for sewing. Made of beautifully figured rosewood with a great patina and trimmed with gilt brass bands held with hand made nails, this string dispenser has a detailed brass spigot through which the string emerges...
A rare design for 19thc Scottish mauchline that suggests a totemic shield this large pin disk measures about 2-3/4 inches in diameter and almost 3/4 inches in depth. The motif is hand painted with gilded accents including a wide inner border. The dark blue fabric is in excellent condition and the hanging loop is string rather than silk, also in excellent condition. The underside was stained black originally and has faded and been rubbed to a lighter shade.
Wonderful Shaker Sewing Box
HEIGHT is 7 inches
WIDTH is 6.5 inches
DEPTH is 5 inches
This is a superb Victorian mahogany sewing box from the late-1800s. It features a rotating pincushion, eight thread spool holders and escutcheons to pull thread, a drawer, a pull out mirror and bone finials. Nicely made with light inlaid wood and bone (ivory?) finials and escutcheons. Sits on four ball feet. Measures about 7 inches wide, 5-1/4 inches deep and 7 inches tall to the top of the pincushion...
Antique strawberry pin cushion with velvet top and silk tassels. The strawberry is a soft orange wool with a brown figured velvet top. One side has lots of pins and a small area of wool loss exposing a layer of natural color early homespun. The strawberry is 5" top to bottom and is 3 1/4" in diameter at the widest point. This is an impressive, large and early pin cushion circa 1860-70
Marked sterling silver thimble with a band of blue guilloché enamel, gilt interior, circa 1910, marked Waite-Thresher, Providence, Rhode Island, size 10. Height approximately 7/8 inches, diameter approximately 11/16 inches. Excellent estate condition.
SHIEBLER Sterling Silver Repousse Thread Case with all over repousse decoration
Markings: STERLNG, 3152, winged S logo for Shiebler. No Monograms
Measures: 1 1/2" high x 1 1/8" diameter
Condition: Great Condition
This is a gorgeous six-sided sewing box with red velvet lining. Beautifully decorated with inlaid mother-of-pearl and abalone shell and sitting on six MOP feet. Measures about 4 inches at its widest point and about 1 7/8 inches tall. Excellent condition.
A needle case in the Albert tartan made in Scotland circa 1850. The 3-1/4 inch long case is in perfect condition, and the Albert tartan is not found as often as Stuart or Prince Charlie. Please note: there are no stray white marks on this piece, only camera flashes.
Antique sewing clamp with original paint decoration and a very nice brown velvet pin cushion top. It retains a lot of the original paint and has strong pleasing colors. The velvet pincushions shows use but no breaks or leaks. The threads on the clamp work fine and it clamps nicely to a table top or the edge of a shelf for display. It has an extra hole on the bottom and I don't know what it is for. It is threaded so maybe it had a stand at one time...
A big handmade 19th C. strawberry emery for sharpening needles. It is almost 2 1/2" long. It has one area of slight discoloration, see photo. The green cap is sewn on with the tiniest of stitches. There is wear to the green fabric but it is not worn through. It is a very nice big strawberry emery.
Antique velvet baby carrot pincushion that once has some theorem dots but they are barely visible. On one side it is faded and has a little bit of leaking the other side is a rich orange. The top of the carrot has a black bow tied at the top. It is 4" long. Circa 1880