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4 Fancy Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * Circa 1840

4 Fancy Antique Carved Ivory Thread Winders * Circa 1840
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Home » Store » Needle Cases & Holders » E299 » Antique Painted Ivory Needle Book/ Pincushion * Circa 1820

This antique ivory combination pin cushion and needle book is handpainted with golden acorns on the back and front covers. It opens like a book and inside are two little pages of finely woven wool to hold the needles (original). Around the sides is a disc style pin cushion stuck with a few tiny hand made steel pins. Pale blue silk ribbons trim the pincushion, the back spine and the ribbons to hold it closed (all original).

The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or loss. The ribbons are missing some of their length. The painting has no rubbing and the natural ivory grain shines through. It measures 2" by 1 1/2" closed. It's English and dates to the early 19th century.