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Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820

Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820
$165.00
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Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800
This antique cotton or thread barrel is carved of real ivory with smooth sides and turned bands. The top unscrews from the barrel and inside is a spindle to be wrapped with thread. There's a hole in the side to feed the thread through. Aside from a short hairline crack at the bottom edge, the condition is excellent with no chips or loss and everything screws together perfectly. The patina and ivory grain are nice and it's all original. It would have graced an English workbox of the late 18th or early 19th century. It measures 1 3/4" high by 1" in diameter. One is shown on p. 85 of Nerylla Taunton's "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroider...

$65.00




Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820

Ornate Antique Ivory Tambour / Crochet Hook * C1820
This lovely tambour hook is carved of ivory in a delicate and intricate pattern and it has a nice old patina. The hook cover can be screwed to the top to lengthen the handle and prevent loss. It has a steel collar and thumb screw and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding the hooks (There are two little steel hooks). The ivory is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together well in all directions and measures 5 1/8" long closed. The steel hook screw works properly and secures the hook. Some tambour hooks in this style are shown on p. 74 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlewor...

$165.00




Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure w/ Nails Tape * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure w/ Nails Tape * C1800
This early antique tape measure is carved of ivory in the form of a little barrel. The silk tape is marked in 'nails' and is complete (a yard long). A 'nail' represented 2 1/4" or 1/16th of a yard and was an early measuring system found on older English tape measures. The spindle on top turns to rewind the tape and it works well. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and the natural ivory grain is lovely. It measures 1 3/8" high and 5/8" in diameter....

$145.00




Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1880

Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * Circa 1880
This elegant antique needle case is carved of real ivory in the form of a fluted column. Aside from a tiny chip in the rim at the opening, the condition is excellent with no other damage. The ivory has some discoloration but lovely grain patterns. It fits together securely and measures 4" long....

$95.00




Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * Circa 1820

Ornately Carved Ivory Antique Sheathed Stiletto * Circa 1820
This exceptional antique stiletto is carved of real ivory with a variety of petal like designs through the center. It reverses to screw into the handle so that the point is protected. It has a nice patina and pronounced ivory grain. The condition of the ivory is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together perfectly in both directions. It measures 3" long closed and 4 1/8" open....

$160.00




Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820

Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820
delicate silk bags were used to store needlework projects and tools. The handle also serves as a sheath to protect the point. It unscrews, reverses, and then screws back into the handle for use. The ivory is nicely carved with a basketweave design and everything screws together perfectly. Aside from a small surface crack at the top, it's in excellent working condition. It measures 2 1/2" long closed and 3 1/8" open and was bought in England...

$85.00



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