This small tartan egg is complete, with an interior spindle to hold threads and needles, including the cap for the needle chamber. It is in gently used condition, with minor scuffing and tartan loss and a small split in the chamber cap, which can be seen in the photos. Paper printed with the Sinclair tartan was carefully applied to form a blue six-pointed star at the broad end of the egg and a green six-pointed star at the pointed end...
The base of this early Victorian sewing reel stand and pincushion is veneered with a geometric pattern and the scalloped edge features contrasting light and dark timber. It stands 160mm high, the width of the base is 175mm, it rests on three round brass feet and the reel pins are brass. The base has warped, but because of the three feet it it still stable. It has retained its original patina but has lost a piece of veneer, as can be seen in the photos. C1840.
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Tiny 19th century carved bone needle sewing case. The piece measures 2 1/2 inches tall and ia spproximately 3/8 of an inch wide. The threading works smoothly and the top is easy to remove and replace. The case contains several needles but I am unsure of the age of the needles. The finish on the case is very smooth and feels polished, possibly for use over time.
This piece came from the same estate as the bone rouge pot I have also listed in my shop...
Antique gold Ladies sewing set ivory case signed Aucoc France c.1860. More details and pictures are available on request.
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.
Antique 18k rose gold thimble c.1880 in top condition. More details and pictures are available on request.
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 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...
Antique 14k yellow gold thimble c.1890
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Impressive French gold needle case with original needle c.1819. More details and pictures are available on request.
Antique 18kt yellow gold thimble c.1895 with mistletoe motif. More details and pictures are available on request.
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!
Antique 18kt rose gold thimble c.1870. More details and pictures are available on request.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE FRENCH MINIATURE ORMOLU SEWING EGG ETUI WITH TINY 14K GOLD THIMBLE!
We hardly EVER come across these wonderful miniature items, as they are coveted by both collectors of antique FASHION DOLLS as well as antique SEWING EPHEMERA , and this RARE and TINY set was acquired with several AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Fashion accessories that came in their original trunk, some of which we will offering for sale shortly, so please check o...
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.
This little sewing implement is called an emery: steel needles and pins could be stuck into the velvet covered ends to be cleaned and sharpened. Made in Scotland circa 1870 the emery is in very good used condition with two tight splits on the tartan areas and minor losses to the velvet material. It measures 2-7/8 inches in circumference and 1-1/2 inches in length.