Large oyster shell pincushion made by the Shakers circa 1890-1920. It has deep red velvet and has been used as a pincushion, please see pictures. It is 3" by 3" and is almost 2" thick. Nice condition and has it's original red ribbon bow.
Early sewing chatelaine with a needle and a strawberry emery. The needle case has a leather soft cover with white wool inside and the emery is red with yellow strawberry stitches for seeds. The chain is made up of round brass rings with ribbon threaded through to hold the chain together. The chatelaine is 22" long. The leather cover shows wear. The emery is in good condition with a green yarn top. Please look at all the pictures.
Two very nice Shaker hand sewn needle cases in the shape of bonnets. They are both good size. The brown satin one is a bit early and probably dates to 1890 where as the calico one is from the 1930's. They are about 4" by 5" and both have white wool pages to hold the needles and pins. The condition is good on both but the calico one has a spot on the back of the bonnet...please see close up picture.
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.
STERLING SILVER TATTING SHUTTLE, c. 1900, made by Webster Company of North Attleboro, Ma. Design of holly leaves and a bow on the front and a cartouche that has never been monogrammed.
Measures 3" long x 5/8" wide - pick is straight and fine
Marked STERLING with the Webster logo on the front
Description: Rare - Figural Fish Bodkin
Measurements: 2 5/8" in length and measures 1/2" in width
Signed: Makers mark for Simons Bro. & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, STERLING, pat. Jul 11, '05
Measurements: Total: 4 1/2" x 1" - Sterling top only: 1 1/2" x 1"
Total weight: 1/2 oz.
A lovely Edwardian/Victorian sewing accessory used to measure hems, cuffs or ???. The clip located on the ruler has a tight, functional closure. And the ruler has very legible markings. The metal of the ruler segment is silver plate over base metal.
The decorative top of the measure is of sterling and clearly marked as such...
A nice large 19th C. Woodland Indian pincushion with scalloped edges and find beading.It is 5 1/2" in diameter and has red trim on the edges. The body of the pincushion is brown velvet and the bottom is blue polished cotton. The condition is very good with just some wear along the edges...please see all the pictures. The colors are rich and I don't think it was ever used as a pincushion.
Wonderful Shaker Sewing Box
HEIGHT is 7 inches
WIDTH is 6.5 inches
DEPTH is 5 inches
Victorian Sterling Silver Handled Scissors, the rectangular finger holes decorated with floral scrolling engraving, the blades stamped “Germany”, the handles stamped “Sterling” American, Circa 1870.
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.)
Measurements: 4 5/8" x 7/8" at its widest - 3/4 oz. total weight
Marked as "sterling," although the mark is very worn...
A 6 pointed star pin "wheel" pincushion. It is about 1" thick and is 2 3/4" in diameter. It is blue and cream silk and satin on one side and purple and silver silk on the other. It has been used and shows age discoloring and some scuffing but no holes. It is a very nice early sewing item.
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!
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...