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.
Measurements: 4 5/8" x 7/8" at its widest - 3/4 oz. total weight
Marked as "sterling," although the mark is very worn...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.)
Antique wooden sewing spool made by the Shakers. They made spools that had a small body to allow more thread to be stored than the world that made spools with a thick diameter. This spool is 1 1/2" long and is in very good condition. It dates to the 1840-1860's.
Early wooden Shaker darning ball with a handle that pulls out and is hollow to store needles and the body of the darning ball opens and holds a wooden double spool. At the top of the ball is an inlaid star. The darning ball is 8 1/2" long. It is in nice but used condition and has a very small hairline crack on the top half of the ball a about an inch long. Circa 1870-1890
A napkin ring covered in the MacDuff tartan, made in Scotland circa 1860. The ring is in excellent condition with all the paper intact. There is one tiny nick in the wood rim. The ring measures two inches in diameter and one inch in height.
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.
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
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.