Antique Jewellry and Decorative Arts from Fiona Kenny Antiques
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #629020 (stock #5291)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$395.00
An antique embroidered silk with cotton back late Qing dynasty - Xuantong era Chinese hanging or valance c.1908-12. This beautiful fringed valance has wonderful embroidery, including gold thread and multi-colour silk thread depicting flowers, butterflies, fish, people and many other symbolic figures and images, with fine short and long stitch embroidery and extraordinarily fine seed stitching. It is mounted on a pinkish cotton backing and it has a fine 7" fringe and edge netting. There are some black silk embroidered characters with the Xuantong era date. It has sewn red loops on the back of the fringe edge for the suspension of some article(s) and the top has a sewn fold for hanging much like a curtain-on-rod. This item is in mostly excellent vintage condition with no tears, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor soiling to the cotton backing and some traces of thumbtacks from previous hangings and slight wear. One of the gold thread sections is pulled for about 1". An uncommon and lovely item. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked shipping to the U.S. starts at $27 (other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking are included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL, only VISA and MASTERCARD.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1837 VR item #621689 (stock #5255)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$320.00
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. There is a mounted steel cutting blade in the form of the spigot's handle, and the whole barrel sits on a rosewood plinth. The workmanship is superb, and it has remnants of a velvet-covered bottom. The base measures 3-7/8" x 2-7/8" and it stands 3-1/2" high. Made for a well-to-do household, this holder is in excellent original condition with no corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some age shrinkage of the wood causing the brass bands to sit a bit above the wood surface, some minor loss to the gilding and some minor age cracks to the rosewood base. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the continental U.S. is $7.50 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $85 if paid with a credit card. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1242538 (stock #7040)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$150.00
A beautifully done, colourful and vintage c1900-20 Chinese framed silk stitchwork picture of a pheasant in a tree. This unsigned 21 x 13-1/2" image size needlework picture is on silk with silk thread and it is in a 23-1/2 x 16" painted wood frame. It is in excellent condition with no foxing, tears, fading, frame damage, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor rippling to the silk canvas. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked and insured parcel shipping to the U.S. starts at $31 (other spots may vary, air is higher). Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #699907 (stock #5484)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$110.00
Formerly on our "what is it?" shelf, we have finally identified this unusual Victorian object. It is actually a Victorian lady's hem lifter. In the Aesthetic design popular in the 1880s (swans certainly were popular), this solid brass clothing accessory clamps the bottom of the lady's dress with the tongs, which are locked in place by the sliding shield-shaped housing. A cord looped through a (now missing) brass loop at the top of the slider is pulled to raise the hem of the floor-length skirt. It has the word PATENT on the tongs, and this unusual item is in excellent original condition with no dents, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than the missing loop and some minor bending of the shield edges. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface tracked insured shipping to the U.S. starts at $20 (other spots may vary) - insurance and tacking included in shipping rates. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #725372 (stock #5615)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$89.00
An attractive, framed needlepoint floral picture in a Victorian Eastlake period design frame. The 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" (glass size) wool needlepoint is in pinks, mauve, and greens and greys. The 15" x 13" Eastlake period frame features cut-to-wood decorative carving, a black Japanned finish and faux woodgrain with stencilled gold trim and highlights, and dates to c1870s. It has a pencil notation on the back: "Frames from Olive H. Glass's Family - her grandparents. Needlepoint done by Ailyn M. Glass 1968 for Victoria from Mother." This item is in excellent condition with no corrosion, losses, major damage or repairs other than some very minor nicks and losses to the ornate frame; it has been glazed with non-glare glass. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping (securely packed) to the continental U.S. starts at $20 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1837 VR item #610303 (stock #5226)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$85.00
A vintage Georgian hand-carved lava portrait cameo brass-backed button c1800. This unsigned 1-1/8" clothing accessory is 1/4" thick at its highest relief; the design is a Greek female profile portrait. This item is in very good original condition with no cracks, scrapes, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some wear to the high points of the carving obscuring the fine detail and three small rim chips on the underside edge. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the continental U.S. is $5 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $85 if paid with a credit card; items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US.