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Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820

Antique English Sheathed Ivory Stiletto / Awl * C1820
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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




Antique Ivory Box & Thimble * Circa 1840

Antique Ivory Box & Thimble * Circa 1840
This nice little box is carved from real ivory. The top is turned with concentric circles. It's in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. It has a nice ivory grain and measures 1 1/8" in diameter and 1 3/8" high. It screws together securely but the top is slightly warped and it takes a second to get the threads aligned. Inside is a carved ivory thimble with a geometric design on the band. It's also in excellent condition, in round with no holes or cracks and is about an American size 9....

$55.00




Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830

Antique Carved Ivory Canton Needle Case * Circa 1830
This ornate needle case is carved of ivory with beautiful detail and it has a lovely old patina and grain pattern. It's decorated with birds and butterflies on a cloud background. The top is in the form of a sunflower. It was carved in China in the early 19th century for an English workbox. The condition is excellent with no chips or other damage and it screws together perfectly. It measures 2 5/8" long. This style of needle case is shown on p. 84 of Nerylla Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries"....

$95.00




Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860

Antique French Ivory Cased Gilded Silver Sewing Etui * C1860
This beautifully shaped French case is carved from a solid piece of real ivory with precise spaces for each tool. The tools include a pair of scissors, stiletto, needle case, bodkin and a thimble. The tools are all gilded silver and have the French boar's head hallmarks for 800/1000 pure silver made in Paris. They have delicate engraved scrolling designs. The scissors have tight blades, sharp points and cut very well. They are 3 1/2" long. The thimble is in excellent condition, crisp and in round with no holes or other damage and is about an American size 6-7 (14.2 mm diameter opening). The needle case is the only piece that has a readab...

$500.00



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