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191* Sewing materials. Two boxes of sewing materials, late 19th-mid 20th century, including a quantity of metallic threads, in varying colours and thicknesses, both on reels and in skeins (some unused), wooden lace-making bobbins, lace and trimmings, small circular cardboard boxes of sequins, and an envelope of iridescent beetle wings

189* Sewing & artist materials. Two wooden boxes of Flora Macdonald Needles, Redditch: Abel Morrall Ltd., early-mid 20th century, each with slotted compartment containing 134 and 98 packets of varying sized needles respectively, mostly Flora Macdonald, but also The Castle Brand, J. Pearsall, H. Milward, Dryad, etc., each box with printed label mounted inside hinged lid, 18.5 x 36.5 x 6cm (7.25 x 14.5 x 2.25ins), together with another (empty) Flora Macdonald box, and a quantity of other artistic materials and ephemera, including sewing and embroidery threads, hat pins, a needlecase, a wooden palette, a box of dip pens, inks and pigments, a boxed Ebor Darner, a pinchbeck handbag mount, five agate moulding tools contained in a silk-lined wooden box, a small circular ribbon-embroidered silk pin holder, and three pairs of old sewing scissors (2 cartons)

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192* Trinket boxes. A continental porcelain trinket box, early 20th century, tall oval-shaped porcelain trinket box, hand-painted with design of pink roses bordered by green and blue quatrefoils with purple swags, on a white ground, gilt metal mount and hinge, with clasp in the form of a monkey beating a drum, 7 x 5cm (2.75 x 2ins), together with four others similar, varying shapes, including one in the shape of a shell with musical trophy painted on domed lid (5)

190* Sewing clamps. An ormolu sewing clamp with pincushion, probably French, early 19th century, sewing clamp with circular blue velvet pincushion set into mount and supported by acanthus leaves, a little rubbed and velvet worn, length 12cm (4.75ins), together with two late 19th century turned rosewood sewing clamps, both with spindle reel, one with a cup top, the other with a finial, length 14.5cm (5.75ins) and 13.5cm (5.25ins) respectively, and another 19th century sewing clamp, ivory, with pincushion stitched to top, clamp with a couple of splits and fabric worn, length 9.5cm (3.75ins) (4)


193* Easel. A folding pale hardwood artist’s easel, mid 20th century, with adjustable brackets, approximately 155cm high (61ins) This item is from another vendor (1)




Dominic Winter  

Fine Art, Antiques & Photography | Thursday 6 October 2016 - High Res