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Antique Carved Tortoise Shell Box with Sterling Silver Thimble *

Antique Carved Tortoise Shell Box with Sterling Silver Thimble *
$275.00
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Antique Ivory Madras Work Letter Opener* C1820

Antique Ivory Madras Work Letter Opener* C1820
This unusual letter opener is hand carved of ivory and has a nice old patina and grain pattern. The handle has been engraved with fine Madras work circles and dots. This is a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. There is a fine age crack where the blade is riveted to the handle but the overall condition is excellent and sturdy with no other damage. It measures 7 1/8" long. A collection of sewing tools in Madras work are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$110.00




Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This antique tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has been engraved on both sides with very fine Madras work circles and dots. It is hand carved and has a glossy old patina and a nice grain pattern. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with intact points and no chips, cracks or other damage. Brass rivets hold it together. It measures almost 3 1/2" by 3/4" and is sturdy with no wobble. A variety of Madras work needlework tools are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$185.00




Antique Carved Madras Work Tape Measure * C1820

Antique Carved Madras Work Tape Measure * C1820
The top of this nice little ivory tape measure has been engraved with very fine circle and dot designs known as Madras work. It's a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It has a lovely mellow patina and ivory grain pattern on the top and bottom. The turned sides are carved of bone. The ribbon tape is hand marked in inches. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The spindle on top turns to wind the tape back in and works perfectly. The top measures 7/8" in diameter and it's 1 1/8" high. Several ivory needlework tools in ...

$185.00




Antique Ivory Madras Work Emery Cushion * C1820

Antique Ivory Madras Work Emery Cushion * C1820
This nice little piece is carved of ivory and has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. One side is engraved with the circle and dot designs known as Madras work. It's a form of scrimshaw work where black lacquer is flowed into the engraved designs. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The back has the script word "Emery". The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. The blue silk cushion is original and intact and it's stuffed with emery powder. It measures almost 1" in diameter. A variety of needlework tools of this style and age are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlewo...

$160.00




Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820

Antique Carved Ivory Madras Work Tatting Shuttle * C1820
This little tatting shuttle is carved of ivory and has been engraved on both sides with Madras work circles and dots. It is hand carved and has a glossy old patina and a nice grain pattern. It's English and dates to the early 19th century. The condition is excellent with intact points and no chips, cracks or other damage. Brass rivets hold it together. It measures 2 7/8" by slightly over 1/2" and is sturdy with no wobble. A variety of Madras work needlework tools are shown on p. 87 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$120.00




Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820

Classic Antique Carved Ivory Tambour Crochet Hook * C1820
This antique tambour hook is hand turned and carved and has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. It has a steel collar and thumb screw and the top unscrews to reveal a storage compartment for holding the hooks (There are 2 small steel hooks). The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage. Everything screws together securely and the thumb screw tightens properly to hold the hook. It measures 5 1/2" long when closed. A similar ivory tambour hook is shown on p. 74 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$145.00



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