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Gay Ann Rogers Needlework

 

Special Antique Needlework Tools

 

Beautiful antique tools from Carolyn Meacham. Only one of each.

Email me with your choice or choices.

GayAnnRogers@me.com

 

If you are first, the item will be yours. I will send you information later in the day.

 

 

1-1 My comments:

Look at this! A vegetable-ivory needlecase and the finials are crowns! I haven't seen one of these often and doesn't it go with Victoria.

1-2  My comments:

Madras silk winder, not a common find and a very nice shape. Both sides have the dots.

1-3  My comments:

Carolyn did so well collecting crown shapes this year, and here is a little one earlier than Victoria. These little pierced designs are among my favorites, they are so delicate. Every time I see one I wonder how it survived for nearly 200 years.

1- 4  My comments:

The carving on these cases is so intricate, they really are a marvel. Many were carved out of bone, this one out of ivory. Very nice!

1-5  My comments:

A novelty wooden tape measure in the shape of an apple. There is such a variety of these tapes, but this is unusual out of wood. I think of them more often out of metal or celluloid or some other early plastic.

1-6 My comments:

These rulers which came often in workboxes are marvels of engineering, in that they are so intricate. The nice thing about them: they fold up, thereby tucking more easily into today's stitching bags, yet expand over the usual 3"

1-7  My comments:

This is one of my favorite ever needle cases. Look at the beautiful crowns! Somebody will be very lucky indeed, and this one in beautiful condition.

1-8  My comments:

Tiny antique scissors are even harder to find than modern 'preemies'. These are beautifully crafted steel scissors and would look wonderful with a fob hanging off them.

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All sold, but have a look through these, as very pretty things.

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