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 wonderful little Victorian antique sewing item. It is from the late 19th Century (1850-1890). The Pincushion is turned, hand carved and pierced. The cobalt blue velvet pincushion is hand sewn onto the vegetable ivory base...
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!
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...
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.
Early American Embroidered Purse
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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...
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.
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 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.
Lovely antique Continental sewing kit, circa late 1800's. The sewing kit is made of 935 silver with gold gilt on the interior. It contains a thimble, a thread spool, and needle storage. The silver case measures 3 1/8" long and the thimble measures 5/8" across. Comes in the original box. This set is in very good condition.
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An American sterling silver repousse thread winder in excellent condition.
Measures 2" x 1 1/8"
Marked STERLING-B, 2
Gorgeous Art Nouveau lady on the front of the tape measure and Art Nouveau flowers with undulating designs grace the back. She is in excellent condition with no dings or dents to her nose, checks, or chin. The tape is in fine working order.
Measurements: 1 1/2" in diameter
Markings: Unger logo STERLING 925 FINE
SIMONS BROS. of Philadelphia ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER EMBROIDERY SCISSORS with ornate repousse handles decorated the same on both sides
Both handles are marked with the Simons Bros. & Co shield logo, STERLING, 744T
Total length of scissors is 4" - Scissor blades are straight ended with sharp tips and points. One of the blades is marked GERMANY, the other has the Simons logo on it
I consider these to be in very good to excellent condition
UNGER BROS (Brothers) ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER HEM GAUGE with a woman's head and water lilies at the top in relief.
Measurements: 4 1/2" long x 1" in width at the top
Marked on the back with the Unger Bros logo surrounded by STERLING 925 FINE
GREAT CONDITION (could use a visit with the polish cloth - many people prefer the original patina)
A very unique antique STERLING SILVER COMBINATION SEWING ITEM: Needle case, punch, glove darner. The darning end slips off to reveal a needle case.
Measures 3" in length
Marked STERLING on the glove darner portion
Excellent Condition - not dings or dents - punch is nice and sharp
Sterling Silver Thread Case decorated with applied fleur de lis
Markings: Sterling on the base; mono on lid
Measures: 1 1/4" high x 1" diameter
Condition: Great Estate Condition