A needle case in the Albert tartan made in Scotland circa 1850. The 3-1/4 inch long case is in perfect condition, and the Albert tartan is not found as often as Stuart or Prince Charlie. Please note: there are no stray white marks on this piece, only camera flashes.
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...
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...
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
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 lovely presentation pin keep star in multi colors of velvet fabric. Some of the velvets are worn but no rips or tears. There are pins along most of the edges and colorful head pins at the points of the stars. The frame work has to be cardboard but it is very rigid and a substantial free standing work of art. The result is stunning. The star is 6" in diameter, (think cantaloupe size). Circa 1870 Nice piece of folk art.
An American sterling silver repousse thread winder in excellent condition.
Measures 2" x 1 1/8"
Marked STERLING-B, 2
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)
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
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...
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.
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
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...
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
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 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.
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
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.