Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


October 23rd, 2014
Diwali/Deepavali

October 24th, 2014
United Nations Day

October 24th, 2014
World Development Information Day

October 25th, 2014
Muharram/Islamic New Year

October 27th, 2014
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 29th, 2014
World Stroke Day

October 31st, 2014
Nevada Day

October 31st, 2014
Halloween

November 1st, 2014
All Saints' Day

November 1st, 2014
All Saints

November 2nd, 2014
All Souls' Day

November 2nd, 2014
Daylight Saving Time ends

November 4th, 2014
Election Day

November 6th, 2014
World Day to Protect the Environment in War

November 6th, 2014
Return Day Delaware

November 10th, 2014
World Science Day

November 11th, 2014
Veterans Day

November 14th, 2014
World Diabetes Day

November 16th, 2014
World Day for Road Traffic Victims

November 16th, 2014
International Day for Tolerance

November 19th, 2014
International Men's Day

November 20th, 2014
World Philosophy Day

November 20th, 2014
Universal Children's Day

November 20th, 2014
Africa Industrialization Day

November 21st, 2014
World Television Day

 



Search:

Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850 For Sale

Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850

LadyCom7

Antique Ladies Companion Needlework/Sewing Set

English * Circa 1850

This beautiful etui is made of wood that's been covered with panels of natural shell. The fitted interior contains a matching set of ornate English sterling tools. Included are a silver thimble, tape measure, propelling pencil, penknife, stiletto, bodkin and scissors. All test sterling silver but were made before English silversmiths were required to mark small silver items. The stiletto has a mother of pearl shank and the scissors have steel blades. A leather fold-open needle book, a mirror (silvering flaking) and a note board to write on all have their own compartments.

The scalloped rim thimble has a wide band with applied decoration and wrigglework engraving. It's in nice condition, in round with with no holes or repairs. It's about an American size 8 (15 mm diameter opening). The little tape measure has a purple silk tape (36 inches long & original). It is missing the first 1/2". The scissors have tight blades, sharp points and cut pretty well. The penknife has a sharp steel blade and closes with a snap. The blade is stamped with the maker's name, Unwin & Rodgers, in business from 1828-1867. The pencil works well (twists out the lead) and the bodkin is in the form of a fish. The silver on the tools is in excellent condition with no dents or other damage.

The interior is lined with the original red paper & silk velvet. The leather below the top is gold stamped with the maker or retailer's name, B. B. Wells at 431 Strand in London. The only damage to the exterior is a small chip at the top edge and two chips on the bottom. The top has some fading from the sun and is mounted with a gold shield cartouche (not engraved). It's 4 3/8" tall, 2 1/8" wide & 2 3/8" deep. A shell lady's companion isshown on p. 126 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries.The postage shown includes Registered shipping for non US addresses and insured shipping within the US.If you have any questions about this item, please email me at cmmeacham on AOL.


I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented.

** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my sales. **

Click on the button below for the details.

** Illustrated newsletters available on Antique Sewing Tools **

If you would like to be on my mailing list and receive the newsletters, email me at cmmeacham on AOL or visit my Elegantarts website to download them.

Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!




.

On Mar-29-13 at 21:27:01 PDT, seller added the following information:


cmmeacham Store


Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Antique Natural Shell Ladies Companion Sewing Set W/ Sterling Silver Tools*c1850:
$1,226




Vintage Lace Trim - Spider In Its Web - 34
Vintage Lace Trim - Spider In Its Web - 34" Long


Vintage Swan Co. 1915 - 1920 Era Hand Embroidery Machine With Original Box picture
Vintage Swan Co. 1915 - 1920 Era Hand Embroidery Machine With Original Box


Scarce Antique Victorian Black Jet  Beautiful Bead Work, Hand Sewn, C. 1870 picture
Scarce Antique Victorian Black Jet Beautiful Bead Work, Hand Sewn, C. 1870


Antique Dress Form Hall Bourchet Adjustable Height Rare picture
Antique Dress Form Hall Bourchet Adjustable Height Rare


2 Copper Plated Steel Parva Suspender Belt Buckles Antique Vintage Old Sewing picture
2 Copper Plated Steel Parva Suspender Belt Buckles Antique Vintage Old Sewing


Set Of 4 Vintage Thread Yarn Spools Vintage Industrial Sew Bobbins Wood  picture
Set Of 4 Vintage Thread Yarn Spools Vintage Industrial Sew Bobbins Wood


Antique 24
Antique 24" Victorian White Cast Iron Umbrella Stand Table Base Wall Hanging


Gorgeous Antique French Perles Sewing Set W Beads Etc picture
Gorgeous Antique French Perles Sewing Set W Beads Etc


Antique French Sewing Pack Lace Paris Dept Store Louvre picture
Antique French Sewing Pack Lace Paris Dept Store Louvre


70 Years Old Unfinished  Quilt Heirloom Hiawatha Quilt
70 Years Old Unfinished Quilt Heirloom Hiawatha Quilt "sleepy Head"