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Antique Ivory Handled Changeable Crochet Hook * Circa 1870

Antique Ivory Handled Changeable Crochet Hook * Circa 1870
$90.00
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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




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....

$145.00




Fab Antique Silver & Ruby Crystal Perfume Bottle * French

Fab Antique Silver & Ruby Crystal Perfume Bottle * French
This gorgeous crystal and silver gilt perfume bottle is one of the highest quality pieces I've ever had. The ruby glass is all hand cut with a faceted design and flowers are engraved over that. The gilded silver bottom and top are both chased with the same flowers. The top makes a half turn to release, a bayonet style closure (you line up the pins with the openings and then twist). The ground glass stopper is a perfect fit and I'm sure is the original. The silver (top and bottom) is stamped with the boar's head hallmarks used on French 800/1000 pure silver. It has the maker's mark for Gaston BardiƩs. He worked at 13 rue des Fontaines in Pa...

$395.00




Antique Mother Of Pearl Palais Royal Needle Case * Unusual Seal

Antique Mother Of Pearl Palais Royal Needle Case * Unusual Seal
This lovely French needlecase is carved of mother of pearl and is very high quality. It measures almost 3 3/8" long and has an embossed gilded band at the opening. It has a very unusual enameled gold seal set into the front in lieu of the usually seen pansy. It depicts a flower filled urn and is especially detailed. It has is a fine crack on one side of the sleeve that fits under the top. The condition is otherwise perfect with no chips or other damage and the mother of pearl is very luminous. The top fits on well. The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US. The Palais Royal...

$390.00



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