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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




Shaker, Woven Poplar Work Box,
Fine Leather, Satin Lined
Stamped Trademark: Sabbathday Lake Shakers, Maine - SOLD


Shaker, Woven Poplar Work Box, Fine Leather, Satin Lined Stamped Trademark: Sabbathday Lake Shakers, Maine, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 2"; Width: 3.75"; Depth: 3.75"

Material: Poplar, silk bows and liner

Condition: Very good, soiling to ribbons

Additional Information: Finely woven poplar box lined with silk that was created for
“The World”.

SOLD

1210-37




Box, Cuff Box, Geometric Chip Carving, Red Stain, Scratch Carved "CUFFS"
Anonymous, Circa 1900 - SOLD


Box, Cuff Box, Geometric Chip Carving, Red Stain, Scratch Carved 'CUFFS'
Anonymous, Circa 1900, entire view

Poplar (H: 7.75"; W: 7.5"; D: 7")

659-82 - SOLD




Cigar Case, USS Constitution vs. the Guerriere
Date/Period: 1815-1825 - SOLD


Cigar Case, USS Constitution vs. the Guerriere, entire view 1

Measurement: 2.75" x 5.75"

Material: Papier-mache, leather, paint

Condition: Overall very nice, few wear spots on back

Additional Information: Rare…

SOLD

1121-41




Antique Snuff Bottle, Blown, Square, Olive-Green
New England, circa 1800-1840 - SOLD


Antique Snuff Bottle, Blown, Square, Olive-Green
New England, circa 1800-1840, entire view

The interior with scattered open bubbles;
height: 6.5"; base: 3" x 3".

SOLD

784-33




Tobacco Box, Armored Calvary Lancer Fights Armored Lacer on Foot, Brass & Copper Dutch, Circa 1700 to 1800 Rectangular form with canted corners, the lid engraved with vignette - SOLD


Tobacco Box, Armored Calvary Lancer Fights Armored Lacer on Foot, Brass & Copper Dutch, Circa 1700 to 1800, entire view

(Generally, very good, minor hinge imperfections; 6.5 x 2.5 x 1.25")

281-73 - SOLD




Treen Clay Pipe Case, Brass Mounted
Probably Dutch
Very early
Walnut - SOLD


Treen Clay Pipe Case, Brass Mounted
Probably Dutch
Very early, entire view

Brass mouthpiece and stem bands; bowl case features wriggle-worked trim and hinge system having long tangs. (L: 12")

570-384 - SOLD




Tobacco Box, Engraved Brass and Copper
Dutch, 18th Century - SOLD


Tobacco Box, Engraved Brass and Copper
Dutch, 18th Century, entire view

Depicted is a possible variant of an annunciation, most unusual considering the apple and naked angel; scenes with man embracing woman; a framed face facing woman; engraved on the sides is "Verlaat" translating to "to abandon/leave" and "De Wereldt" or "the world." The iconography and verse is perhaps suggesting mortality and embracing physical pleasure before departing this world; open for interpretation.
(It appears that the base was re-soldered long ago, else fine; L: 6.5", H: 1.25", D: 1.75")

1077-1 - SOLD




18th Century Brass Salver, Rococo Tray with Pie Crust Edge
England, circa 1780 - SOLD


Antique Brass Salver/Rococo Tray with Pie Crust Edge, Circa 1780, entire view

Diameter: 12"

240-235 - SOLD




Papier Mache Snuff Box, Paper, Hand Painted Faux Shell
English or Continental, Circa 1830 - SOLD


Antique Papier Mache Snuff Box with Faux Sheel Decoration, Circa 1830, entire view

(3 by 1”)

879-90 - SOLD




Snuff Box, Tabaksdoos, Sliding Top and Base, Mixed Metal, Silver Washed, Rare
Dutch, Circa 1725
Brass, Silver & Copper, Scrolled Domed Lid and Base, Exceptional Engraving - SOLD


Snuff Box, Tabaksdoos, Sliding Top and Base, Mixed Metal, Silver Washed, Rare
Dutch, Circa 1725, entire view

Heavy gauge, exceptional engraved detail including biblical scenes; copper sliding panel within raised lids reveals pierced and engraved scenes (see images); interior of lid features a pair of engraved hinged doors; at center is a chapter ring with Roman numerals; a dial hand (tulip Minute; crescent hour terminus) secures the doors in closed position. The doors open to reveal pierced and engraved brass washed in silver.
(L: 5", H: 1.5", D: 2.25")

738-65 - SOLD

Click here to view the Snuff Box, Tabaksdoos. Dutch C. 1725 video.




Carved Snuff Box, Raised Portrait Napoleon, Eagle, Panoply of Arms and Flags
Probably French Carved
1804ish
Likely Coronation Commemorative
Coquille nut carved in relief, hinged cover, all surfaces carved - SOLD


Carved Snuff Box, Raised Portrait Napoleon, Eagle, Panoply of Arms and Flags
Probably French Carved
1804ish, entire view

184-38 - SOLD




Censor, Incense Burner, Brass, Original Turned Walnut Handle
Anonymous
Circa 1750 - SOLD


Censor, Incense Burner, Brass, Original Turned Walnut Handle
Anonymous
Circa 1750, entire view

Pierced and engraved domed hinged lid above bowl containing removable copper liner; the whole resting on cabriole legs; turned handle received by tapered and incised ferrule. Excellent condition; H: 6"; foot to handle: 14".

424-134 - SOLD




Snuff Box, War of 1812, American Painted Tin, Frigate President
Anonymous
1812 - SOLD


Snuff Box, War of 1812, American Painted Tin, Frigate President
Anonymous
1812, entire view

In fine original condition, near mint, great paint and patina; view of the Frigate President commanded by Stephen Decatur.
Dimensions: 1" H, 3" W, 1.75" D.

232-206 - SOLD




Brass Candle Snuffer, Box Form
Nuremberg
17th Century - SOLD


Brass Candle Snuffer, Box Form
Nuremberg
17th Century, entire view

Square door with cast relief decoration remaining crisp.
Dimensions: 7.25" L.

843-102 - SOLD




A Nuremberg Brass Alms Dish, Saint George and Dragon, Script
16th Century
Germany - SOLD


A Nuremberg Brass Alms Dish, Saint George and Dragon, Script
16th Century, entire view

The boss decorated with Saint George astride a horse trampling dragon underfoot, all within a band of Germanic text, gadrooned booge, and a broad rolled rim with punched ornament. The rim impressed "TV BM"; diameter: 16.5".

1012-34 - SOLD




Pipe Case, Brass Mounted
Dutch
1789 - SOLD


Pipe Case, Brass Mounted
Dutch
1789, entire view

This case, for clay pipe, is mounted with engraved brass; the latch remains functional. Please know that half of the stem has been replaced. (Length: 9.25 inches)

738-41 - SOLD




Warming Pan, Bed Warmer, Turned and Faceted Brass Handle
Netherlands
17th Century - SOLD


Warming Pan, Bed Warmer, Turned and Faceted Brass Handle
Netherlands
17th Century, entire view

Engraved, pierced, and repousse ornamented overhanging lid; iron pan.
Dimensions: 46" L.

424-103 - SOLD




Barbers Bowl
England
Circa 1750 to 1770 - SOLD


Barbers Bowl
England
Circa 1750 to 1770, entire view

These bowls were used for hygiene and for bleeding; this example features a folded rim and measures 10 5/8 inches in diameter.

738-42 - SOLD




Brass Ink Stand c. 1800 - SOLD


Brass Ink Stand c. 1800, entire view

Oval footed brass inkstand with two integral candle holders, a dome top inkwell, a central bell holder, and a removable sander with a dome top in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 6" H, 6.75" W, 4" D.

621-94 - SOLD




Silver Snuffbox, Engraved Silver, Engraved Eagle, Shield, Americana
American Federal Period Great Seal of the United States
Circa 1790
Magnificent Eagle, Outstanding, Rare, and Unique - SOLD


Silver Snuffbox, Engraved Silver, Engraved Eagle, Shield, Americana
American Federal Period Great Seal of the United States
Circa 1790, entire view

Entirely hand engraved 2.5" rocker and line engraved silver rim with hinged lid mounted on speckled cowrie shell. Eagle with shield on breast grips arrows and olive branches. Stars above, with owners initials DK. Pristine condition.

232-266 - SOLD




Brass Tobacco Box
Engraved Decoration
18th Century - SOLD


Brass Tobacco Box
Engraved Decoration
18th Century, entire view

(Height: 1.25 inches; width: 5.75 inches; depth: 3 inches)

738-3 - SOLD





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