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This is a delightful silver caddy spoon, hallmarked and dated for 1835. It bears the king’s head, date letter, London mark and a maker’s mark in the form of an oblong containing three pairs of initials and a star. The first two sets of initials are indistinct but the third pair CL is clear and I think refer to John, Henry and Charles Lias of London. It is engraved in the bowl with a spotted bird, a thrush perhaps, sitting on a vine and surrounded by grapes and leaves. It has a fiddle pattern handle which bears the monogram S E. It is in very good condition, with a few marks of use commensurate with its age.

ID Code as201a317

Price £130    €150.32    $181.32


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Antique Silver Caddy Spoon, Georgian, engraved
This is a lovely antique writing slope of the Regency era in walnut with brass bandings and cartouche on the lid showing two stags with flower sprays. Inside is an angled writing slope which is covered in dark green replacement velvet and a green ribbon pull to lift the lid which opens to reveal storage space underneath and a concealed secret compartment which contains 3 small drawers with ivory or bone knobs. The panel which conceals these is released by pulling up the small divisional panel on the right hand side next to the ink bottle, which releases the spring. Next to the writing slope is a space containing two replacement ink bottles with plated lids, a pin tray and a stamp slide. The other half of the slope lifts up to reveal more storage space. There is a lock but no key. The box measures 50 cms. long, 26 cms. wide and 17 cms. deep The writing box is in good condition for its age, with signs of use and age and it has been sympathetically restored in order to preserve its original look. The shipping cost for this item within the U.K. would be £15. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE COST OF OVERSEAS SHIPPING.

ID Code as201a316

50 x 26 x 17 cms.(19 3/4 x 10 x 7 inches)

Price £285    €329.55    $397.52


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Antique Regency Writing Slope in Walnut, c.1820
This is an antique Toran or door hanging from Saurashtra in Gujarat south of Kutch in India. Traditionally this was hung over the door of the most important room in the house. It is made of cotton, and embroidered in floss silk and mirror work. It is oblong in shape and has seven hanging panels, which are all embroidered finely in different designs, some in mirror work and others with intricate embroidered patterns. Stitches used include satin stitch, herringbone, and chain stitch. It measures 113 cms x 69 cms. ( 44.5 x 27 ins.) and originally had three hanging loops on the top edge. Only one remains (I have attached temporary green loops for display). There is some wear and missing stitches in the main panel and a few of the mirror circles are also missing. The hanging panels are in good condition, all different and good examples of this type. Although worn, this is a good example of a very traditional embroidery which is less seen these days. Reference: “Indian Embroidery" by Rosemary Crill.

ID Code as201a315

Price £82    €94.82    $114.37


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Antique Indian Door Hanging/Toran, embroidered
This is a very decorative thimble, made probably in Afghanistan or Turkey in the late 19th Century and decorated all over with a raised design of small knobs within wire scallops. It is in excellent condition and there are no holes or dents, and it is set with three red “stones”. It measures just 3/4 inch high.( 2 cms.) and is most probably made of silver but there are no marks, which is quite usual. An interesting and unusual piece. Reference: The Collector's Guide to Thimbles, by Bridget McConnel.

ID Code as201a314

Price £20    €23.13    $27.90


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Antique Afghan Silver Thimble, embossed, red stone
These is an interesting example of a vintage advertising thimble, in a white metal, which is probably aluminium. The thimble which has a blue band at the base, reads “Eat Bermaline Bread” and the internal diameter is 1.5 cms. It is in good condition, of practical use, or a welcome addition to a thimble collection.

ID Code as201a313

Price £10    €11.56    $13.95


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Vintage Advertising Thimble, "Bermaline Bread"
This is a most unusual Victorian bodice in a cotton print which has a very modern look about it. The bodice is made from an attractive navy blue and white print in an abstract design, with sleeves of machine lace, lined with satin. The yoke and stand up collar are made of the same lace and satin and the shape of the collar is marked with three lines of black velvet ribbon which also is used on the sleeves. The bodice fastens asymmetrically with a draped panel with hooks and eyes to one side and underneath the basic bodice fastens centrally with hooks and eyes. The bodice is also trimmed with wider velvet ribbon, two pieces on each shoulder, with small cut steel buckles. The bodice is fully boned and has a waist tie fastened with hooks and eyes. The measurements (measured flat) are are follows: Bust: 32 inches Waist: 22 inches Sleeve length shoulder to hem: 24 1/4 inches Front length shoulder to hem: 19 inches The bodice is a small size, in fact I have no dress form small enough to display it and had to drape it on a larger one. There is some wear to the chiffon which lines the stand up collar and there is a small coloured stain on the front of the draped section of the bodice, which can be seen in the photographs. Otherwise it is in very good condition for its age and is wearable with care or as a template for creating a modern reproduction.

ID Code as201a312

Price £78    €90.19    $108.79


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Victorian Bodice in Cotton and Velvet, late 19th C
This is a dainty Victorian veil or flounce in Honiton lace, decorated on three sides with typical good quality motifs. The three sides are edged with a continuous design of semi-circular flowers and small sprays. The front of the veil is decorated with the same flowers very finely worked with additional floral sprays and small sprigs. The corners each have a much larger floral spray. The veil is cream in colour, but I have not laundered it and I think the colour would lighten if it were to be washed. It measures 82 inches ( 207 cms.) long and 34 inches (87 cms.) deep. There are a few delicate repairs which can be seen in the photographs, but it is in good condition and would make a most attractive and dainty wedding veil or a welcome addition to a collection or period costume.

ID Code as201a311

Price £85    €98.29    $118.56

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Antique Honiton Lace Veil / Flounce, 19th Century
This is a set of four antique handles for a chest of drawers or bureau, in Gothic style, made of brass which at one time was gilded, in an attractive design. Each handle has three holes for screws on each fixing plate. They are quite heavy and of a robust design and in good condition. They measure 5 inches wide including the fixing plate and would be an authentic addition to a piece of furniture of the period.

ID Code as201a310

Price £28    €32.38    $39.05


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Antique Set of Four Gothic Handles for Chest,19thC
This is an excellent example of an inlaid sewing box of the Victorian era, inlaid with many different varieties of wood, which originates from the Portuguese island of Madeira and has a pleasing design of an anchor and an eagle holding a banner reading "forget me not". This is surrounded by stylised flowers in a star shape. The edge is bordered in a chevron pattern of different woods. The sides and back of the box are decorated with stringing and a fine chevron strip which is typical of this work. It was probably made for the British visitors during the mid-19th Century. The dimensions are as follows: Length: 12.5 ins/32 cms. Width: 8.5 ins./21.75 cms., Height: 4 ins./10cms. It is fitted with a lift out tray which has lidded compartments and two small velvet pincushions and there is a storage space beneath the tray. The lock is present but there is no key. It has been sympathetically restored and bears a few marks commensurate with age but it is in very good condition. This is a beautiful box and a rare example of its type. A must for collectors!

ID Code as201a309

Price £365    €422.05    $509.10


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Victorian Madeira Work Jewellery/Sewing Box c1860
This is an early 20th Century hardback copy of the classic Encyclopaedia of Needlework by Th. de Dillmont, published in France by Mullhouse. It is one of the most comprehensive works published and covers articles on Plain Sewing, Mending, Embroidery on White Stuff, Embroidery on Linen, Silk and Velvet, Gold Embroidery, Macrame, Needle Made Laces and many others. It is in excellent condition with gold to the top edges, the only fault being slight yellowing of the edges of the pages. The photographs give only a limited view of the many line drawings, charts, photos and diagrams. The book measures 14 cms. long by 10 cms. wide by 3.5 cms. deep. It is still a wonderful reference book despite its age, a real asset for the crafts person or for an embroidery collection.

ID Code as201a308

14 x 10 x 3.5 cms.

Price £44    €50.88    $61.37


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Encyclopedia of Needlework by Th. de Dillmont
This is an antique rare example of steel scissors with folding blades in the handles which are faced with mother of pearl and indented along the edges. There is also a spring in between the handles. The knives of just over and inch long, open up completely, The scissors measure 3 1/4 inches long. There is some rust present on the blades and the tip of one of the blades and one of the points of the scissors are missing. This is an interesting pair of scissors, for what purpose I am not sure but perhaps they were for sewing or drizzling, a very fashionable occupation in the early 19th Century when gold braid and threads was removed from clothing and even embroidery for reuse in other ways.

ID Code as201a307

Price £52    €60.13    $72.53


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Antique Pair of Scissors with blades in handles
This is length of Vintage lingerie fabric Crepe de Chine, in a delicate pink shade. I have several of these in stock and believe them to date from the 1930s and 1940s as one of them has the Utility mark. This length is unmarked. I believe it to be rayon. The fabric is 3 yds 2 inches (2.88 m) in length and 36 inches (91 cms) wide. There is loose thread on the length which I have indicated with a marker thread on the selvedge. It is unused and in good condition, drapes beautifully and would be suitable for lingerie, dresses, dance and theatrical costume.

ID Code as201a306

Price £19    €21.97    $26.50


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Vintage Lingerie Fabric, delicate pink. 1930/40s
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