Impressive French gold needle case with original needle c.1819. More details and pictures are available on request.
This late Georgian reel holder is veneered in mahogany and has a single full depth drawer.It stands on four ball feet and is 233mm high to the top of the reel posts. The width is 147mm and the depth is 186mm. It has retained its original patina. The reels are supported on thick copper wire. There are several names written in pencil on the sides and bottom of the drawer-perhaps previous owners. C 1780.
The base of this early Victorian sewing reel stand and pincushion is veneered with a geometric pattern and the scalloped edge features contrasting light and dark timber. It stands 160mm high, the width of the base is 175mm, it rests on three round brass feet and the reel pins are brass. The base has warped, but because of the three feet it it still stable. It has retained its original patina but has lost a piece of veneer, as can be seen in the photos. C1840.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE FRENCH MINIATURE ORMOLU SEWING EGG ETUI WITH TINY 14K GOLD THIMBLE!
We hardly EVER come across these wonderful miniature items, as they are coveted by both collectors of antique FASHION DOLLS as well as antique SEWING EPHEMERA , and this RARE and TINY set was acquired with several AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Fashion accessories that came in their original trunk, some of which we will offering for sale shortly, so please check o...
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...
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...
Featuring a superb quality antique 14k solid yellow gold thimble with ornate raised scroll border and a for-get-me-not flower in the midst of the scroll work. Size 10. Engraved with name Elizabeth. Stamped 14k and a hallmark. The hallmark is a Christmas tree or an arrow with a C, the hallmark of Carter Gough & Company, one of the fine New Jersey companies. Circa 1900. Excellent condition. No damages or repairs. Perfectly round. Weight, 4.6 grams. Postage/insurance extra...
This attractive pin cushion was a souvenir from the 1862 International Exhibition in London. Measuring 52mm (or 2 inches) in diameter it features a portrait of Queen Victoria on the front, whilst the reverse shows a depiction of the building, it's cost and dimensions. It would have hung from the waist on a ribbon or chatelaine.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE ANTIQUE MINIATURE CRYSTAL BEADED HANDLED BASKET FOR FRENCH FASHION DOLLS!
This GORGEOUS little gem will be coveted by your most PAMPERED POUPEE as a decorative centerpiece for her dining room table or sideboard, or as an accessory item to accompany her while gathering fruits or flowers!
The basket measures a DIMINUTIVE 1 3/4" tall to the top of it's container, 3 1/2" tall including it's CENTER HANDLE, is approximately 3 1/4...
Antique scissors, small, for embroidery work, and a measuring tool for knitting, a needle gauge. The scissors made of silvered steel marked Solingen, world famous German knife manufacturing town. The needle gauge of barometer/thermometer shape, marked E & S and Stricknadel Lehre (German for knitting needle gauge). Length of scissors "3 ¾ / 9 cm and of gauge "3 ½ / 8,5 cm. Condition: fine.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a FABULOUS ALL ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CHINA HEAD HALF DOLL PIN CUSHION!
A PRETTY IN PINK collectible, whether a collector of HALF DOLLS or ANTIQUE SEWING NOTIONS, this HARD TO FIND pincushion is absolutely CHARMING and makes the PERFECT accessory item to display with your antique POUPEE or BEBE!
Of GERMAN ORIGIN circa 1910 to 1920, this wonderful treasure measures a total of 7" high with a base diameter of 4 1/2" in width, with a lovely hand...
This is a very attractive pair of small silver handled sewing scissors by Theodore Foster & Bros. Co of Providence, Rhode Island. The silver handles are decorated with a swirling arrangement of shells and scrolls and are in very good condition. They are stamped with the initials "F & B" and "STERLING". The blades are steel, which has a very small amount of tarnish, and one point has been slightly bent. The overall length is 80mm and the width is 43mm. C1900.
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We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE SET OF 4 ANTIQUE/VINTAGE COBALT BLUE GLASS & RHINESTONE BUTTONS!
This DRAMATIC SET would appeal to both collectors of antique SEWING EPHEMERA as well as to ANTIQUE DOLL enthusiasts who would delight in using these decorative buttons as FASHIONABLE STATEMENTS on a Bebe's coat or even hat: these are even pretty enough to stand on their own!
The buttons measure approximately 3/4" in diameter across the front, 5/8" across the b...
For the love of Dogs! This Victorian collectible certainly looks like man's best friend. It has a glow that makes me think it's pewter rather than spelter. The old red velvet cushion seems to be original, and has been restitched with some of the original sawdust leaked out. I actually have the sawdust and will refill and stitch if you prefer. Such a fine addition to your dog or sewing implement collection! Thank you for visiting!
Antique 18kt yellow gold thimble c.1895 with mistletoe motif. More details and pictures are available on request.
French antique 18k yellow gold thimble c.1870 in fine condition. More details and pictures are available on request.
Antique 18k rose gold thimble c.1880 in top condition. More details and pictures are available on request.