Antique Sewing Tools, Needlework

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Needlework has long been the one acceptable 'art' allowed to women, and the artistry they've created over time in this most 'feminine' art is amazing. From the beautiful items sewn to the breathtaking equipment and sewing boxes used by them, the beauty is astounding.

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RARE 74" x 27" Antique French Louis XIV Needlework Point de Saint-Cyr Needlework Tapestry, Parrot, Cock, Camels, Figural, Needlepoint Wall Hanging, Pillows? Louis Xiv, Tapestry Fabric, Camels, Le Point, Rare Antique, Tapestries, French Antiques, Saint, Needlepoint

RARE 74

Rare and spectacular Louis XIV era point de Saint-Cyr (c.late 1600s) French wool and silk work embroidery, needlepoint and petit point and micro-petitpoint stitches in remarkably fine condition. This 74" long and 27" high arched panel would have been the backrest on a large French settee. It survives without damage, ho

HUGE Antique 65" x 56" Victorian Needlepoint Wall Hanging, Florals and Horse, Lady on Side Saddle Victorian Homes, Victorian Era, Side Saddle, Lap Blanket, Large Area Rugs, Tapestries, Hand Stitching, Needlepoint, Hand Sewing

HUGE Antique 65

Early to mid-Victorian era wool needlepoint (larger stitches) wall hanging or possibly a rug, this Victorian era panel is 5.5 feet long and 4.5 feet tall. Remarkably fine condition for very advanced age of around 160 years. And the colors and theme are all just splendid. A Victorian lady riding side saddle (her face i

Pair Antique Silk Embroidery Tapestry Panels, Ready for Making Pillows - Late 1700s to Early 1800s How To Make Pillows, Tapestries, Chinoiserie, Needlepoint, Decorative Pillows, Textiles, Pairs, Fancy, Wool

Pair Antique Silk Embroidery Tapestry Panels, Ready for Making Pillows - Late 1700s to Early 1800s

This superb and supple undamaged pair of 2 Chinoise silk embroidery (like needlepoint but in heavy silk yarns) pair just beg to be made up into lushly fringed and down-filled decorator pillows. The silk yarns are thick, super-soft, and clean. The themes are as wonderful as is the silk. The exotic Far East, and fanciful

Antique French 65" x 27" Tapestry, Aubusson or Beauvais, Dog and Waterfowl, Opulent Border, c.1770-1830

Antique French 65

This stunning and very well preserved large panel of woven wool and silk yarns would have originally been made as the backrest to a large French settee, sofa. It's not always possible to pinpoint, but I think it would be from the Beauvais Manufactory, late 1700s. Possibly an Aubusson or Gobelin from same era. The workm

Antique Victorian Glass Beadwork and Needlepoint Fire Screen Panel for Pillow Top, Floral

Antique Victorian Glass Beadwork and Needlepoint Fire Screen Panel for Pillow Top, Floral

Another fabulous antique Victorian era large fire screen still with the original silk border piping cord. Ready to hang or to incorporate into a pillow top for one of those luxuriant down-filled decorator sofa or throw pillows. You know the ones i mean. Selling off my own collections now. Will leave it to you to make t

Antique Beadwork Needlepoint Fire Screen Panel, Unused. French Napoleon III, Victorian, Fleur de Lys

Antique Beadwork Needlepoint Fire Screen Panel, Unused. French Napoleon III, Victorian, Fleur de Lys

Unused antique Victorian era (Napoleon III - French) large fire screen still with Fleur de Lys and beadwork 'fringe'. Ready to finish and hang, or to incorporate into a pillow top for one of those luxuriant down-filled decorator sofa or throw pillows. You know the ones i mean. Selling off my own collections now. Will l

Antique Victorian Beadwork, Needlepoint Screen Panel, 18.5" x 17" with Pheasant and Flowers, Pillow?

Antique Victorian Beadwork, Needlepoint Screen Panel, 18.5

I've always loved the parrots and colorful exotic birds, pheasant in this case. The old Victorian beadwork and wool needlepoint panel is large and would have once been mounted in a pole screen (fireplace screen). The shape gives it away. Now, it's well preserved for its 170 or so years of age, and would make up into a

Superb Antique French Beadwork Screen, 18" x 16" in Silk Needlepoint, For Pillow Top

Superb Antique French Beadwork Screen, 18

Another Stunning antique Victorian era (Napoleon III in France, which is the origin for this one) large fire screen still with the original silk needlework, needlepoint, emphasized with glass and metallic beads - really beautiful palette. Ready to hang or to incorporate into a pillow top for one of those luxuriant down

Antique mid-1800s Victorian Beadwork Needlepoint Fire Screen, Bracket and French Fringe, For Pillow Top

Antique mid-1800s Victorian Beadwork Needlepoint Fire Screen, Bracket and French Fringe, For Pillow Top

A fabulous antique Victorian era large fire screen still with the hanging part of bracket attached, all the original silk fringe and tassels. Ready to hang or to incorporate into a pillow top for one of those luxuriant down-filled decorator sofa or throw pillows. You know the ones i mean. Selling off my own collections

Antique Victorian Beadwork Teapot Stand or Pad, or Make into Throw Pillow

Antique Victorian Beadwork Teapot Stand or Pad, or Make into Throw Pillow

This cabbage rose teapot pad or potential pillow is entirely made by hand of those heavy wonderful colored glass beads. C. 1850-80, it is brilliant in color and doesn't miss a single bead. Supple canvas has been beautifully backed in a brocade fabric. You could even unpick one side and insert a small down pillow and le

Antique Victorian Era Beadwork Needlepoint Slipper Chair Back Panel, for Pillow Top

Antique Victorian Era Beadwork Needlepoint Slipper Chair Back Panel, for Pillow Top

The large back panel from a Victorian era slipper chair (see final image), this glorious glass beadwork and blue wool yarn panel is in very nice condition and would work up into a stunning throw pillow. Dating c.1840-60s, it survives very well. Images show it nicely and give measurements so you can plan the project. Ce

Antique French Needlework Face Screens, Blackamoor Figural and Bamboo, Napoleon III Era, Victorian

Antique French Needlework Face Screens, Blackamoor Figural and Bamboo, Napoleon III Era, Victorian

Empire Revival or Victorian era, a return to the exotic Empire representations popularized by the expansion under Napoleon. These are not slaves. The representations of the Blackamoor pictured free Africans, Middle Easterners, often trades people. France did not own or trade in slaves much beyond the French Revolutiona

Antique French Napoleon III Era Sewing Box with Implements, Silk Winders, Knitting Needles, Etc

Antique French Napoleon III Era Sewing Box with Implements, Silk Winders, Knitting Needles, Etc

A thrill of c.1850-70 ivory sewing tools remain in the inner tray, including silk winders and knitting needles, needle case, ribbon-stringing or netting tools, button hooks, stiletto, and steel scissors.The original working key still fitted in the lock, a crimson tassel attached. Very good to excellent condition for ag

Antique French Needlepoint & Burled Wood Sewing or Work Box, Cigar Box, c. 1830-50

Antique French Needlepoint & Burled Wood Sewing or Work Box, Cigar Box, c. 1830-50

The wood on this magnificent work box (or perhaps tobacco box) is exquisite! A pristine veneer over a thick wooden construction, the grain is as beautiful as if it were old tortoise shell, isn't it. Variation in color ranges cognac to chocolate and it's in remarkably fine condition for age. Not a chip! The c.1830-50 er

Antique French Carved Wood Needlework Frame, Extra Large for Embroidery, Needlepoint, Quilting

Antique French Carved Wood Needlework Frame, Extra Large for Embroidery, Needlepoint, Quilting

I'll be listing 4 of these in all, once I work through them. This is the largest of the 4, and is superb. Lathe-turned and entirely hand made, it is a mid-1800s stretcher for a lady's needlework project. This large sized one can hold a variable sized project up to 34.5" long and 24" tall, and any configuration smalle

Antique French Needlepoint Chair Back Panel for Bench or Throw Pillow Project, BIG

Antique French Needlepoint Chair Back Panel for Bench or Throw Pillow Project, BIG

This panel has just the most fabulous French colors (palette), does it not? It's like a little trip to Provence, and the freeform fruit-like representations only add to that feeling. Salvaged old French chair upholstery back, it's had little wear and is supple and ready to work up as a big down-filled and opulent deco

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