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.
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
19th C. pin cushion in the shape of a heart and probably given as a love token gift. It has a back velvet that is almost completely worn and is embroidered with yellow mustard colored floss. It has a sweet pinwheel flower in the middle. The back is a very fine thin cotton fabric. The pin cushion has a yellow fringe all around the edge. This is a good size, 4" tall by 4 1/2" side by 1 1/2" thick. No holes just gentle wear from being in a sewing basket...
Early 2" square theorem pin cushion Circa 1830-40. The background is gold with green and rose red. The tips of the corners ave tiny gold foil covering The bottom is a cardboard frame and the pincushion sits up about 1" tall. It is in nice condition with no holes.
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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...