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Sewing Pockets and Items | Crewel, Flamestitch, etc.
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Pinball, Knitted, Cross-Stitch Motif
Date/Period: 19th Century


Pinball, Knitted, Cross-Stitch Motif, entire view 1

Measurement: Diameter: 2"

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Made from two joined knitted panels that are firmly padded,
probably packed with a wool center. Possibly Quaker.

$1,075.00

1002-338


Pinball, Knitted, Cross-Stitch Motif, entire view 2



Folk Art Bottle Whimsey, Probably Sailor Made, Yarn Winding Swift
Date/Period: 19th Century


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view

Measurement: Height: 5.75"

Material: Colorless glass, ivory, and thread

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Mold-blown bottle with flaring neck and tooled rim containing
four tier swift with turned and crosshatched shaft; carved stopper closes the bottle.
We have seen these called ladder puzzles.

$450.00

171-172




A Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion
Date/Period: 1728 - SOLD


A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"; diameter: 10"

Material: Eastern White Pine [pinus strobus] by analysis: Alden Identification Service
Linen, rosehead nails and brass tacks.

Condition: Fine original condition; short shrinkage crack, one wire hinge needs to
be closed which we will do. Wonderful original surface, great patina.

Additional Information: The box is likely cooper made…staves joined to full coverage
carved end panels by beautiful rosehead nails. The half round door is initialed “CC” and
dated “1728”, underside of door initialed “BG” …likely a second owner. Both the
turnbuckle latch and door pull are carved. The drum is upholstered in homespun linen
with edges strengthened and decorated with green twill binding tape secured with brass
tacks. Within the interior was stored the workers various instruments and supplies: pins,
scissors, thread, and bobbins. The pillow was set upon the knees allowing the
lacemaker to work her craft on the padded cylinder. A rare survivor…

The making of bobbin lace required a means of attaching multiple threads; bobbin lace
is made from a number of threads attached by pins to a cushion/pillow, each thread
being wound on a small bobbin. The design is drawn on stiff paper or parchment, which
is carefully stretched over the pillow and pricked out along the main lines. Small pins are
inserted at close intervals, around which the threads turn to form the various meshes
and openings.

A good image depicting the use of a lace pillow is published within Genevieve Cummins
book, Antique Boxes Inside and Out
, Page 304, plate 564. Also, A Diderot Pictorial
Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry
, plate 445.

SOLD

413-66


A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 2

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 3

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 4

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, entire view 5

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, detail view 1

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, detail view 2

A and Rare Fine Bobbin Lace Making Pillow Box, Lacemaker Ball, Cushion, scale view



Pin Cushion, Velvet Carrot with Foliage
Date/Period: Late 19th Century


Native American Carved Wooden Effigy Ladle, Scoop, Beaver Great Lakes or Prairie, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 10.5"

Material: Brushed cotton (velvet) and watercolor with straw tuft

Condition: Good, even fading, no holes

$825.00

1072-103


Native American Carved Wooden Effigy Ladle, Scoop, Beaver Great Lakes or Prairie, entire view 2



Antique Knitting Sheath,
Carved & Painted Needle Case
Unknown maker, 19th Century


Antique Knitting Sheath, Carved & Painted Needle Case
Unknown maker, 19th Century, side 1 view

For one-handed knitting on the go…this spiral carved example with scalloped scrolled
terminus features black and red decoration against a yellow ground. One third of way
down is a deeper notched groove to accommodate belt of apron tie. The back, carved to
conform to hip, is also paint decorated in the same palate. Likely made by a suitor for
his sweetheart. (Length: 7")


Antique Knitting Sheath, Carved & Painted Needle Case
Unknown maker, 19th Century, side 2 view

$675.00

1245-18




Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case


Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 1

The lift lid inlayed with initials “ED” opens to reveal a quilted silk lining; removeable fitted
tray also with silk lining contains buttons, a slide lid box containing spangles; buttons
and more…of special interest are four wooden spools of Clark threads. (The Clark
Thread Company (thread manufacturers: 1866: Newark, New Jersey, George A. Clark
& Bros. Inc. selling agents: 1897-1917: Newark, New Jersey, USA) Centering eight
molded compartments is a similarly sized domed pincushion covered in velvet. The
removable tray rests on corner blocks atop the deep well.
(Fine condition; 13.75 X 9 5/8 X 7.75”)


Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 2

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 3

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 4

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 5

$725.00

1221-82




Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored
Apple Pincushions, Handsewn
19th Century


Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored Apple Pincushions, Handsewn   
19th Century, entire view 1

A lot of two good brushed cotton apple-form pincushions with stems.
The larger apple has a small seam repair near base; seven stitches.
(Larger: 3.25" x 3.75" x 3.25"; smaller: 3.25" x 3.25" x 3.5")


Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored Apple Pincushions, Handsewn   
19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored Apple Pincushions, Handsewn   
19th Century, entire view 1

Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored Apple Pincushions, Handsewn   
19th Century, entire view 4

Antique Velvet Fruit, Water-colored Apple Pincushions, Handsewn   
19th Century, entire view 5

$695.00

1210-35




Antique Sewing Rollup, Sewing Roll, Pockets & Pincushion, A.K.A. Housewife
Nineteenth Century, Civil War Soldier’s Housewife…or Civilian


Antique Sewing Rollup, Sewing Roll, Pockets & Pincushion, A.K.A. Housewife
Nineteenth Century, Civil War Soldier’s Housewife…or Civilian, entire view 1

Interior with two pockets in silk, one gathered, and three pads for needles, with fabric;
flap interior of printed linen centered with fancy lacework; pincushion ends.
(Very good condition considering age and utility; break to one of the twisted threat with
tassel keeper which will be easily knotted; overall length open 11.5" by 6”)


Antique Sewing Rollup, Sewing Roll, Pockets & Pincushion, A.K.A. Housewife
Nineteenth Century, Civil War Soldier’s Housewife…or Civilian, entire view 2

$265.00

171-132




Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket,
US Navy, Eagle, Shields, Flags, and Anchor
Circa 1810 to 1830, Unknown Maker
Silk floss on brushed cotton, printed cotton back


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, entire view

(Overall good condition consistent with age; 7.5 by 4")

$1,455

232-286


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, with ruler for scale



Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish
Exquisite design, masterful craftsmanship; art and utility combined - SOLD


Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish, angle view 1

(Excellent original condition; H: 44.5"; W: 25.25"; D: 11")

SOLD

987-17


Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish, angle view 2

Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish, angle view 3

Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish, top detail 1

Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish, top detail 2


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