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Antique Ivory Cased French Silver Gilt Sewing Etui * C1850

Antique Ivory Cased French Silver Gilt Sewing Etui * C1850
$535.00
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Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Pea Pod Needle Case * C1820

Antique Dieppe Carved Ivory Pea Pod Needle Case * C1820
This little pea pod needlecase is hand carved of ivory and is a nice example of this classic design. It is very tactile and realistic and the condition is excellent without any cracks or other damage. It measures 3 1/4" long and the grain and patina are lovely. They were known to be carved in Dieppe, France. A needlecase of this style is shown on p. 80 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$195.00




Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Needle Case * C1820
This elegant needle case is carved of real ivory in a smooth, simple form. Bands have been carved around the body and filled with black lacquer in a Scrimshaw like technique. The ivory grain and patina are beautiful. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together securely and measures 2 3/8" long....

$60.00




Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820

Antique Ivory & Mother of Pearl Needle Case * C1820
This elegant needle case is carved of real ivory in a smooth, turned form. The ivory grain and patina are beautiful. The top is set with an engraved disc of mother of pearl. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It screws together securely and measures 2 3/8" long....

$120.00




Antique Carved Canton Ivory Thimble Case & Thimble * C1820

Antique Carved Canton Ivory Thimble Case & Thimble * C1820
This little antique box is ivory with deeply carved Oriental scenes around the sides and on top. Inside is a smooth ivory child's thimble. It's about an American child's size 4 (12.5 mm diameter opening). The thimble has a crack on one side but is sturdy and stable. The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and it screws together perfectly. It measures 1 1/4" high and has a nice old patina and ivory grain. It was carved in Canton for export to England in the early 19th century....

$120.00




Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1820
This antique ivory cotton or thread barrel has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. It is hand carved with smooth sides and turned bands. The top unscrews from the barrel and inside is a little spool which was to be wrapped with thread. There's a hole in the side to feed the thread through and the knob on top winds in the thread. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. It would have graced an English workbox of the early 19th century. It measures 1 3/4" high by 7/8" in diameter. Some like this are shown on p. 160 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools"....

$50.00



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