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.
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.
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...
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.)
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
Rosewood Sewing, Writing And Jewelry Box - Nicely Fitted Interior With The Exterior Beautifully Inlaid With Silver And Mother Of Pearl. Circa 1850-1860. Size: 11" L x 6" W x 3.375" H
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
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
Two sewing items made by the Shakers. The first one is a pin wheel. It is two pieces of thin cardboard placed together and covered with silk fabric and pins are stuck in all around the edge, hence pin wheel. They were sewing notions sold to be given as gifts. This one is 2 1/2" in diameter and only has one pin in it. It is very graphic and in good condition. $35.
The second item is a shell pin cushion with hand painted flowers around the edge of both sides...
An American sterling silver repousse thread winder in excellent condition.
Measures 2" x 1 1/8"
Marked STERLING-B, 2
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.
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
This mauchline pin holder is decorated with a grouping of green and brown ferns on each side, with a faded blue velvet rim (where the pins would have been stuck). It is in excellent condition with some usual wear on the underside. Made in Scotland circa 1880 the heart measures about 2-3/4 inches in height, 1-1/2 inches in width, and 1/2-inch in depth.
A tiny surviving sewing accessory from the late 19th century or early 20th. The waxer is in excellent condition: the top has a pretty flower decal, the wax reel is almost unused, and the plane wood has a faded greenish stain. The waxer measures one-inch in height and 1-1/8 inches in diameter.
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 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...
Rob Roy was a romantic comic opera first performed in the Herald Square Theatre, New York, on October 20th, 1894. This sterling silver pin wheel would have been a commemorative giveaway at the 150th Performance. This has to be a rather scarce item as not many were produced.
The front of the piece says: WHITNEY OPERA COMPANY 150TH PERFORMANCE of ROB ROY HERALD SQUARE THEATRE
Marked on the back with the Gorham logo, T.KIRKPATRICK ~ N.Y...
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.