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Gay Ann Rogers Needlework
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1-2 Thread Winder
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.