Hand sewn 19th C antique strawberry emery with a black velvet top. This has a very country look, it is a little discolored but has no holes or leaks. The black velvet top has nice wear and is sewn on with tiny stitches. This is bigger than the standard emery, 2 1/2" long and is circa 1860-70
Featuring a superb quality antique 14k solid yellow gold thimble with ornate raised scroll border and a for-get-me-not flower in the midst of the scroll work. Size 10. Engraved with name Elizabeth. Stamped 14k and a hallmark. The hallmark is a Christmas tree or an arrow with a C, the hallmark of Carter Gough & Company, one of the fine New Jersey companies. Circa 1900. Excellent condition. No damages or repairs. Perfectly round. Weight, 4.6 grams. Postage/insurance extra...
Antique scissors, small, for embroidery work, and a measuring tool for knitting, a needle gauge. The scissors made of silvered steel marked Solingen, world famous German knife manufacturing town. The needle gauge of barometer/thermometer shape, marked E & S and Stricknadel Lehre (German for knitting needle gauge). Length of scissors "3¾/ 9 cm and of gauge "3½/ 8,5 cm. Condition: fine.
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 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...
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