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.
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 strawberry pin cushion with velvet top and silk tassels. The strawberry is a soft orange wool with a brown figured velvet top. One side has lots of pins and a small area of wool loss exposing a layer of natural color early homespun. The strawberry is 5" top to bottom and is 3 1/4" in diameter at the widest point. This is an impressive, large and early pin cushion circa 1860-70
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)