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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




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




Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”) - SOLD


Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”), entire view

Brushed cotton cushion rests with the bolection and ogee shaped rectangular canted
tray and is raised on turned posts atop a similarly shaped box containing a spring-
loaded pin tray. The drawer opens by depressing a tiny spring tab on the reverse.
Threaded clamp bolt features a pierced thumbpiece displaying initials “KC”. Perusing
many sewing/needlework tools books we were unable to locate a similar device.

SOLD

171-126




Yarn Swift, Original Chrome Yellow & Bittersweet Paint, Heart Shape Rivet Escutcheons
Folk Art
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Yarn Swift, Original Chrome Yellow & Bittersweet Paint, Heart Shape Rivet Escutcheons Folk Art, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 20”

Material: Wood…cannot ascertain species due to paint coverage; iron clamp screw &
escutcheons

Condition: Fine original condition, bright paint, good patina

Additional Information: Turned and molded drum form table clamp with handwrought and filed
thumbscrew. Cup finial above blades featuring sweet little heart shape escutcheons…perhaps
made as a love token.

SOLD

431-125




Antique Beaded Bird, Calico, Glass Beads,
Wire Hairpin Legs, Bead Eyes - SOLD


Antique Beaded Bird, Calico, Glass Beads, Wire Hairpin Legs, Bead Eyes, entire view 1

Fine condition, 5" x 1.75 x 2.25"

SOLD

1002-291




Antique Painted Velvet Fruit, Pear Pincushion, Red Painted Blush, Wood Stem Vintage, Likely 1880-1920 - SOLD


Antique Painted Velvet Fruit, Pear Pincushion, Red Painted Blush, Wood Stem
Vintage, Likely 1880-1920, entire view 1

Wear to velvet nap limited to a small area Height: 4.5"; circumference: 8".

SOLD

1210-10




Antique Painted Velvet Fruit, Plump Apple Pincushion, Red Painted Blush, Leaf - SOLD


Antique Painted Velvet Fruit, Plump Apple Pincushion, Red Painted Blush, Leaf, entire view 1

Vintage, Likely 1880-1920
(Excellent condition; Height: 3"; diameter: 4")

SOLD

1210-9




Sewing Cases, Roll Up Pockets, Housewife's Sewing Roll, Cotton Prints
American, Circa 1820 to 1830's
Lot of Two - SOLD


Antique Sewing Cases, Pin Pockets, American, Circa 1820 to 1830's, pair entire view

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")

SOLD

1032-163




Antique Tape Loom, Walnut, Queen Anne,
Scalloped Crest, Fine Condition, Good Patina
Anonymous, 18th Century - SOLD


Antique Tape Loom, Walnut, Queen Anne, Scalloped Crest, Fine Condition, Good Patina 
Anonymous, 18th Century, entire view 1

A diminutive example remaining in fine original condition
(8.5" x 4.5" x .125")

1277-15 - SOLD




Antique Pincushion,
Cheltenham Female Orphan Asylum
England, 1840
Cotton and silk - SOLD


Antique Pincushion, Cheltenham Female Orphan Asylum, Cotton and Silk, entire view

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
Sold separately


Antique Pincushions, Emeries, Sewing Items, group view

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"

1032-110

Emery or Pincushion
Blue patterned silk
Early 19th C.
- SOLD

Emery Strawberry, poss. Shaker - SOLD
Dimensions: 1" by 1" (it's a strawberry)
1032-103




Embroidery Hoop, American - SOLD


Antique Embroidery Hoop, American, entire view

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


Antique Pincushion, Velvet Carrot, 13 Inches, 19th Century, side 1 view

606-74 - SOLD




Pin Balls, Pin Cushions, Knitted
Sold separately


Antique Pin Balls, Knitted Pin Cushions, English, pair view 1

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")
1032-157

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")
1032-158




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


Antique Chatelaine, Locket Pin Ball, Rhode Island, entire view

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.
(L: 18")

1032-159 - SOLD




Sewing Pocket, Pieced Cotton Patchwork
Early 19th Century
Possibly Lancaster, Pennsylvania - SOLD


Antique Sewing Pocket, Pieced Cotton, Early 19th Century, entire view

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


Antique Needlework Clamp and Pin Cushion, Whitesmith Work, 18th Century, left angle view

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




Pocket
Sewing Pocket
Whole Cloth Brown Cotton Floral
2nd Quarter 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Pocket, Sewing Pocket, Whole Cloth, Brown Floral Cotton, entire view

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
Unknown Maker
19th Century
Pieces like this make a collection special - SOLD


Antique Thread Stand, Spool Holder, Tin, 19th Century, entire view

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
Anonymous
Probably 18th Century - SOLD


Antique Scarn, Sewing Thread Spool Holder, 18th Century, angle view

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
Cotton Prints
Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Pot Holders, Pieced Patchwork, Cotton Prints, group view

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




Roll Up
Huswife
Pair of Cotton Print Sewing Cases
Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Sewing Cases, Pair, Roll Ups, Huswifes, Cotton Print, pair entire view

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


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