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...
This attractive pin cushion was a souvenir from the 1862 International Exhibition in London. Measuring 52mm (or 2 inches) in diameter it features a portrait of Queen Victoria on the front, whilst the reverse shows a depiction of the building, it's cost and dimensions. It would have hung from the waist on a ribbon or chatelaine.
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...
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.
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.
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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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!
This is a very attractive pair of small silver handled sewing scissors by Theodore Foster & Bros. Co of Providence, Rhode Island. The silver handles are decorated with a swirling arrangement of shells and scrolls and are in very good condition. They are stamped with the initials "F & B" and "STERLING". The blades are steel, which has a very small amount of tarnish, and one point has been slightly bent. The overall length is 80mm and the width is 43mm. C1900.