Antique Swift, Ivory & Whalebone,
Cup Finial, Pierced Clamp, Silver Pins, Turned Shaft
American, Possibly Nantucket, Likely Sailor Made
A FINE expanding double-cage joined by pewter rivets and red silk ribbons…with scrolled and heart pierced silver pinned thumbpiece;
composed of incised whale bone ribs all surmounted by a finely turned and incised cup finial raised on urn-form resting on stepped spreading circular base.
(Height: 15.25"; diameter open: 17.75")
Antique Needle Case, Crochet Needles,
Leather and Fabric with belt Loop
(8.5 x 2.5")
Antique Blending Carder,
Card Clothing on Domed and Dated Frame
A rectangular domed oak frame featuring punch decorated sheet iron bands dated 1737. The frame is affixed to an oak base having notch carved projecting ends.
(Original condition and surface; height: 4.5"; length: 10.5"; depth: 5.5")
Antique Thimble, Piercy’s Patent
John Piercy, England,
Unique pierced outer cast with lattice and foliage design, vacant oval cartouche. “Piercy’s Patent” in raised lettering around middle band. The tortoiseshell liner remains in good condition. Approx. 1”
Sculptural Chicken Stuffed Patchwork Pin Cushion on Hogscraper Hide Scour
Anonymous, Circa 1890 to 1910ish
(H: 12”, diameter: 12”)
Bronze Age Sewing Needle, Roman,
Expertly Mounted for Display, 5”
Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket
, US Navy, Eagle, Shields, Flags, and Anchor
Circa 1810 to 1830,
Silk floss on brushed cotton, printed cotton back
(Overall good condition consistent with age; 7.5 by 4")
Sewing Cases, Roll Up Pockets, Housewife's Sewing Roll, Cotton Prints
American, Circa 1820 to 1830's
Lot of Two
The longer roll-up features four pockets, each gathered with binding tape facilitating closure. The three-pocket roll-up features two fixed pockets; the lower gathered on twisted wool string facilitating closure. Both remain in excellent condition.
(13 by 4.75", 22.5 by 5.25")
$495 for the pair
Pincushion, H.S. Holden
a.k.a. Christening Pillow or Gift to celebrate a birth
Pincushion Decorated With Steel Pins, "H.S. Holden 1838"
Reverse side has an 8 point star, surrounded by a circle framed by a diamond all in steel pins.
These were prized possessions as they were gifts from friends.
Black silk with minor in use wear
Dimensions: 3" by 2.25"
Antique Pincushion, Layette
19th Century Cotton
a.k.a. Christening Pillow or Gift to celebrate a birth
Reads "May He whose Cradle
Was a Manger ---
Bless and Protect
The little Stranger"
Dimensions: 6.5 by 5.5".
Pincushion, Sarah Beekman
a.k.a. Christening Pillow; possibly a birth gift or announcement
1845 in Steel Pins
Green silk with a bit of wear.
Dimensions: 6.5" by 4"
Antique Pincushion, 1847
a.k.a. Christening Pillow;
possibly a birth gift or announcement
Cream silk jacquard with a tatted border
Signed Mrs. Mary E. Wormstead.
Dimensions: 6 by 3".
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Antique Tape Loom, Walnut, Queen Anne,
Scalloped Crest, Fine Condition, Good Patina
Anonymous, 18th CenturySOLD
A diminutive example remaining in fine original condition
(8.5" x 4.5" x .125")
Cheltenham Female Orphan Asylum
Cotton and silk - SOLD
The Cheltenham Female Orphan Asylum was founded in 1806 as a school for orphans, teaching the skills needed to become a house servan in wealthy homes. One side reads "Victoria & Albert, Feby 10 1840", the other side reads "Virtuous woman is a (crown) to her husband". Dimensions: 2.75 by 2.5".
1032-111 - SOLD
Pincushions, Emeries, Sewing Items
Pincushion, Woven Silk Ribbon, Shaker
Yellow and white woven silk - SOLD
Pincushion, Flame Stitch, Bargello
C. 1850 - SOLD
Excellent eye appeal
Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 3"
Emery or Pincushion
Blue patterned silk
Early 19th C. - SOLD
Emery Strawberry, poss. Shaker - SOLD
Dimensions: 1" by 1" (it's a strawberry)
Embroidery Hoop, American - SOLD
Decorated inlay border on base, and inlaid owner's initials M.G. M.; hoops rotate on turned posts; Exceptional form.
Dimensions: Overall L 14" by 12" H by 4 1/2" W
1032-104 - SOLD
Pincushion, Large Velvet Carrot with Foliage, Painted, 13 Inches
American, 19th Century
An early and wonderful example in bright paint, fine original condition - SOLD
606-74 - SOLD
Pin Balls, Pin Cushions, Knitted
Pin Ball, Antique Knitted Pin Cushion, MM, 1815
Unknown Maker, MM - SOLD
(Generally excellent condition excepting one small imperfection; an eighth-inch hole that doesn't really distract; 2 by 1.75 by 1.75")
Pin Ball, Knitted Pin Cushion, Ship, Ann Swainson, 1774
England - SOLD
The condition is constant with being well-loved and frequently used; scattered "period of use" mending.
It appears that this knitted piece was made to refresh another which is underneath. Dimensions: 2.5 by 2.25 by 2.5")
Chatelaine, Locket Pin Ball, Coin Silver Belt Hook, Newport Rhode Island
William Stoddard Nichols, (1785 to 1871) Newport, Rhode Island (Active: 1808 to 1857)
Belden, mark C - SOLD
Coin silver belt hook by noted silversmith, engraved monogram; "JW", coin silver chain featuring hand wrought double figure eight links; chain hangs from coin silver heart; center with floral motif; border engraving; silk brocade on linen foundation pin-ball.
(Wear and thread loss is minor, consistent with age and use; the ball displays a few tiny holes; scattered loss to silk tape; structural integrity is fine, remains attractive.
1032-159 - SOLD
Sewing Pocket, Pieced Cotton Patchwork
Early 19th Century
Possibly Lancaster, Pennsylvania - SOLD
Authentic women's work pockets are becoming increasingly hard to find.
This example, discovered and stashed decades ago, now emerges from a private collection.
A wonderful variety of early block and roller printed cottons make up the front, with the back a cream colored linen. With the exception of one patch having a small tear, and missing the ties, the condition is very good.
Dimensions: 18" long and 12.25" at widest point.
1032-45 - SOLD
Needlework Clamp, Pin Cushion, Thread Winding Spool, Knave, Blacksmith Made
Whitesmith Work, Hearts, File Work
Eighteenth Century (or earlier)
Unknown Maker, by master blacksmith
A third hand, one of kind, outstanding - SOLD
Pincushion and clamp riser are intricately filed, masterfully hand forged and decorated with exceptional file work; table clamp and thread spindle feature matching heart terminus. The pin cushion has a scalloped and pierced rim; the snake head spring clamp with beautifully scrolled handle maintains correct tension. The file notched frontal medallion bears the initials "ICC". This unique tool of convenience remains in overall excellent condition with light surface oxidation that will clean with oil; cushion fabric replaced. (H: 8"; W: 4.75"; D: 5.25")
424-188 - SOLD
Whole Cloth Brown Cotton Floral
2nd Quarter 19th Century - SOLD
Woman's hand sewn pocket generally tied at waist for utility before pockets in clothing.
Dimensions: 14.25 by 9.75-inches.
912-119 - SOLD
Thread Stand, Three Tier Spool Holder with Drawer, Anniversary Tin, Unique
Pieces like this make a collection special - SOLD
Each of the domed scalloped dividers mounted to central shaft are pierced to receive steel rods that hold the antique wooden spools of thread; the whole raised on conforming circular base having a single drawer and raised on conical tinned sheet iron feet. This amazing and wonderful piece remains in fine original condition; it appears that one spool rod may be a retro. (Dimensions: H: 8.5"; diameter: 6.5")
1032-93 - SOLD
Possible Scarn, Sewing Thread Spool Holder, Brass and Iron, Whitesmithing
Probably 18th Century - SOLD
The posts pierced by rails that held bobbins; arched feet joined by brass displaying ornamented saw-tooth pattern; any other suggestions most welcome. Terrific piece.
(H: 4.5"; W: 4.75"; D: 1.5")
424-157 - SOLD
Pieced Patchwork Potholders
Early 19th Century - SOLD
Lot of 8 pot holders dating from 1815-1915, fabrics and stitching all fitting their particular decade. Simple early pieced to Victorian silks and velvets.
912-142 - SOLD
Pair of Cotton Print Sewing Cases
Early 19th Century - SOLD
Pair of Huswifes in matching cotton prints on needlecase side, opposite in different early brown cotton prints.
Dimensions: length 14.5 by 4-inches & 13.5 by 4-inches.
912-124 - SOLD