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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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Antique Chatelaine from Chatelaines Book * C1890

Antique Chatelaine from Chatelaines Book * C1890
This unusual antique chatelaine is made of a gunmetal color oxidized metal and is complete with 5 chains and 4 attached tools. This piece is from the collection of Genevieve Cummins and is the actual chatelaine that was photographed on page 262 (plate 257) of the book she wrote with Nerylla Taunton, Chatelaines, Utility to Glorious Extravagance. She says it could have been used as a mourning chatelaine but this gunmetal finish was popular for all sorts of metal items in the 19th century. The waist plaques and tools have applied, raised floral scrollwork. In the center is an unusual pencil holder that has a metal rod holding the place of the...

$1,450.00




Rare Antique Mother of Pearl Peapod Needle Case * C1840

Rare Antique Mother of Pearl Peapod Needle Case * C1840
This wonderful and unusual needle case is solid mother of pearl in the form of a peapod. It was a souvenir piece from Tronville (France) and has that name inscribed on one side. The condition is excellent with no chips, loss or other damage. It measures 3 7/8" long and the mother of pearl is nicely luminous. The only other needle case I've seen in this form (in mother of pearl) is shown on p. 139 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries. The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US....

$445.00




Antique Carved Figural Tyrolean Needle Case * Nerylla Taunton

Antique Carved Figural Tyrolean Needle Case * Nerylla Taunton
This hand carved wooden needle case is in the form of a man in national costume standing on top of a carved column. The rich color and patina of the wood are especially nice. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It measures 4 1/4" high and the base is almost 1" in diameter. This style of needle case was carved in Germany and Switzerland at the end of the 19th century and sold as souvenirs. This piece is from the collection of Nerylla Taunton and is the actual needle case that was photographed on page 143 of her book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$225.00




Special Antique Beaded Bone Needle Case * C1870

Special Antique Beaded Bone Needle Case * C1870
This needle or bodkin case is carved of bone and is covered with tiny glass seed beads in floral designs. The condition is excellent with most of the beads still in place and it fits together snugly. The bone sleeve that slips under the top has a chip on the side. It measures slightly over 3 1/2" long. This piece is from the collection of Nerylla Taunton and is the actual needle case that was photographed on page 170 of her book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00




Antique 15 Ct Gold & Turquoises Buckle * C1880

Antique 15 Ct Gold & Turquoises Buckle * C1880
This gorgeous lady's Victorian belt buckle is English and tests solid 15 Kt gold (guaranteed). It is set all over with cabochon turquoises. The end piece to go on the tip of the belt is also there. This set could easily be mounted on a leather or silk belt. There are a couple of small dings but the overall condition is excellent with no other damage. The turquoises are intact and all original. The buckle measures almost 1 3/8" long by 7/8" wide and the belt tip is 5/8" wide. They weigh 6.1 grams....

$150.00



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