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Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800
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Antique Carved Ivory Flower Vinaigrette * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Flower Vinaigrette * Circa 1830
This antique vinaigrette is carved of ivory with a beautifully carved flower design on the top. The top unscrews as does the inside pierced partition. A piece of cotton or sponge saturated with perfume would have been placed under the pierced grate. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it is of extremely high quality. It has lovely old patina and ivory grain pattern. Everything screws together well and it measures almost 1 1/4" in diameter. This would clean up beautifully, but I liked the look of the dirt in the recesses....

$125.00




Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800-20

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * C1800-20
This elegant antique cotton or thread barrel is carved of ivory and has a beautiful old patina and grain pattern. It has smooth sides and turned bands. The top unscrews from the barrel and inside is a little spool/ spindle 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 5/8" high by almost 1" in diameter. Some are shown on p. 44 of Nerylla Taunton's "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries" and she also sho...

$80.00




Petite Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * Circa 1800

Petite Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Thread Barrel * Circa 1800
This slim antique cotton or thread barrel is carved of real ivory with smooth sides and turned bands. It has a beautiful old patina and ivory grain pattern. 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 1/4" high by 5/8" in diameter. Some are shown on p. 44 of Nerylla Taunton's "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries" and she also shows the sty...

$65.00




Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Emery Cushion * C1850

Antique Carved Ivory Workbox Emery Cushion * C1850
This sweet little antique emery is carved of real ivory with turned concentric circles on both sides. It has a nice old patina and ivory grain. The condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage and it measures almost 1" in diameter. It has a pale blue silk cushion and is stuffed with emery powder. The cushion is original and intact. Emeries were used to sharpen and polish the steel needles of the age. Emery powder is a fine grit and the needles were pushed in and out the cushion (seen through the holes) several times. It also removed rust. Some of similar style are shown on p. 136 of Gay Ann Rogers' book "An Illustrated Hi...

$55.00




Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * Circa 1800

Antique Tortoise Shell Knotting Shuttle * Circa 1800
This antique knotting shuttle is carved from beautifully patterned natural tortoiseshell. It was used for making a knotted trim popular with French and English ladies between 1750 and 1800. It's held together with brass rivets and measures 3 1/2" long by 1" wide. It has some surface wear, but the overall condition is excellent with no chips and cracks. It is sturdy with no wobble and intact, rounded tips and was bought in England....

$150.00




Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Tape Measure * Circa 1830
This early antique tape measure is carved of ivory and has a nice old patina. The silk tape is unmarked and the top turns to rewind the tape. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and the natural ivory grain is lovely. It measures 1 1/8" high and the top is 1" in diameter....

$95.00



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