Antique Needlework and Sewing

"Antique sewing tools dating mainly from the 19th Century, including sewing boxes, other work boxes, and the tools to go in them such as thimbles, needlecases, pincushions, winders, scissors, stilettos, bodkins, tape measures, reels, etc"  

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Huge French Aubusson Tapestry c.1900 from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

A very rare find, a huge French Aubusson Tapestry Floor or Wall covering. Hand made around 100 years old. The colours are still vivid and its in really good condition. ...
Huge French Aubusson Tapestry c.1900 from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

£5,500

$6,985 €6,190

Silver String Box & Scissors Chester 1895 from Penrose Antiques Ltd

We have for sale a very striking and rather unusual Victorian Chester hallmarked silver string holder/string dispenser with scissors my the excellent silversmith Henry Matthews. This lovely silver hollow ball ...
Silver String Box & Scissors Chester 1895 from Penrose Antiques Ltd

£525

$667 €591

Original Irish Farmer Working in County Cork Field Prized Shire Horses Tapestry from Bargain Garden Antiques

This is an original 'Irish Farmer working in County Cork field with prized Shire Horses' tapestry hand crafted embroidered. It is a most beautiful hand woven tapestry of a farmer ...
Original Irish Farmer Working in County Cork Field Prized Shire Horses Tapestry from Bargain Garden Antiques

£325

$413 €366

19th Century Fine Needlepoint Embroidery in Rosewood Frame from Rams Head Antiques

This delightful early 19th century needlepoint embroidery is a particularly fine piece of work, beautifully framed in or around 1870. The oval floral panel has very fine, neat stitching which ...
19th Century Fine Needlepoint Embroidery in Rosewood Frame from Rams Head Antiques

£385

$489 €433

19th Century Alphabet Sampler in Original Frame Emily Ratchett from Rams Head Antiques

This is a charming 19th century alphabet sampler by Emily Ratchett dated July 21st 1885 in remarkably crisp, clean condition. The sampler has a detailed border with pretty floral spandrels ...
19th Century Alphabet Sampler in Original Frame Emily Ratchett from Rams Head Antiques

£385

$489 €433

Framed Tapestry Fragment, 17th Century or Earlier, with Allegorical Figures from Chester's Farm Antiques

This intriguing picture is a curious mish-mash of elements. It is woven in wool and silk in different stitch sizes, the finer parts reserved for the animal figures and the ...
Framed Tapestry Fragment, 17th Century or Earlier, with Allegorical Figures from Chester's Farm Antiques

£465

$591 €523

19th Century Rural Needlework Picture from Michael Armson Antiques Ltd

This is a fine early Victorian needlework picture of a ruined castle with a bridge and river this includes several amusing aspects of country life. Colours are slightly faded otherwise ...
19th Century Rural Needlework Picture from Michael Armson Antiques Ltd

£325

$413 €366

Old Tapestry Bell Pull from The Antique Seller

Offered for sale is this Old Tapestry Bell Pull nice traditional needlework pattern in attractive colours and presented in good condition.
Old Tapestry Bell Pull from The Antique Seller

£75

$95 €84

Feather Filled Cushion 'Scouts be Prepared' Logo 1930s (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

This is a cushion Scouts Be Prepared 1930s logo. It has intricate stitching and a subtle use of colours. It is feather filled. It dates 1930s (I was told these were ...
Feather Filled Cushion 'Scouts be Prepared' Logo 1930s (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

£85

$108 €96

Victorian Needlepoint Feather Filled Cushion Depicting the Royal Couple (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

This is a Victorian needlework cushion of 'The Royal Couple'. It has intricate stitching and a subtle use of colours. It has been lovingly stitched by a Victorian gentlewoman. Exquisite ...
Victorian Needlepoint Feather Filled Cushion Depicting the Royal Couple (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

£125

$159 €141

Vintage Wall Tapestry Scottish Horse Trainers Racing Glenrothes Scotland Signed from Bargain Garden Antiques

This is a rare original handcrafted linen vintage wall tapestry Scottish Horse Trainers Racing Glenrothes Scotland embroidered signed. It is a most beautiful hand woven tapestry of 2 horses being ...
Vintage Wall Tapestry Scottish Horse Trainers Racing Glenrothes Scotland Signed from Bargain Garden Antiques

£350

$444 €394

Vintage Large Tapestry Swiss Snow Mountain Deer Animals & Chalet Winter Landscape Scene from Bargain Garden Antiques

This is a vintage large handmade Swiss Snow Mountain Deer Animals & Timber Chalet Landscape Scene Tapestry set in a decorative cream wooden frame. A great display item for your home ...
Vintage Large Tapestry Swiss Snow Mountain Deer Animals & Chalet Winter Landscape Scene from Bargain Garden Antiques

£399

$507 €449

1950s Cosmos Binder / String Holder from Severn Beach Antiques

A very well commercially made string holder by Cosmos. It is made of pine and comes with the original string. Not only attractive and tactile but also practical.
1950s Cosmos Binder / String Holder from Severn Beach Antiques

£33

$41 €37

Antique Solid Silver Cradle Pin Cushion from The Silver Cabinet

This is a lovely example of a solid sterling silver novelty pin cushion. The cradle/cot carries import marks for London 1901 and was imported by John George Piddington. The original (possibly ...
Antique Solid Silver Cradle Pin Cushion from The Silver Cabinet

£275

$349 €310

Victorian Beadwork Banner on Ornate Brass Stand from Trade Antiques

This is a Victorian antique beadwork banner roses and leaves on a brass ornate telescopic stand. It is lovingly stitched by a victorian gentlewoman. Ornate brass telescopic stand. Brass shell ...
Victorian Beadwork Banner on Ornate Brass Stand from Trade Antiques

£385

$489 €433

17th Century Wire & Wool Tapestry from GD Ginger Antiques

In good order this is 17th Century antique tapestry panel showing 2 Bishops / Saints in surrounds with fine 'stumpwork' type wire work. Possibly from a cape.
17th Century Wire & Wool Tapestry from GD Ginger Antiques

£1,650

$2,095 €1,857

Solid Sterling Silver Thimble Finger Guard Protector, Size 14. Henry Griffith. English Birmingham Hallmarked 1925 from RegencySilver Antiques

This is an early 20th-century (1925) solid sterling silver thimble. The body with densely engraved floral pattern. Size 14. Birmingham hallmarked. Good condition, an early example 94 year old silver thimble. HALLMARKS:- Birmingham, SILVER fineness ...
Solid Sterling Silver Thimble Finger Guard Protector, Size 14. Henry Griffith. English Birmingham Hallmarked 1925 from RegencySilver Antiques

£28

$35 €31

Antique 1918 Solid Sterling Silver Thimble Finger Guard Protector, Size 15. Henry Griffith. English Birmingham Hallmarked from RegencySilver Antiques

This is an early 20th-century (1918) antique solid sterling silver thimble. The body with engraved floral pattern. Size 15. Birmingham hallmarked. Good condition, an early example 101 year old genuine antique silver thimble. HALLMARKS:- Birmingham, ...
Antique 1918 Solid Sterling Silver Thimble Finger Guard Protector, Size 15. Henry Griffith. English Birmingham Hallmarked from RegencySilver Antiques

£28

$35 €31

Antique 18th Century Woolwork Tapestry from StolenAttic

An incredible antique 18th century tapestry of floral design mounted on a large wood boarding and surrounded with a velvet border. The woolwork panel is crewel sewn and depicts a ...
Antique 18th Century Woolwork Tapestry from StolenAttic

£849

$1,078 €956

Uzbekistan Cradle from Molly and Maud's Place

Offered for sale is this Uzbekistan cradle made from pieces of textile, most likely old carpets.
Uzbekistan Cradle from Molly and Maud's Place

£350

$444 €394

Large Victorian London 1900 Hallmarked Solid Silver Pin Cushion William Comyns from Shires Antiques

Lovely large heart shaped late Victorian hallmarked solid silver pin cushion. Made by William Comyns & Sons and hallmarked in London with the date letter for 1900. Super decoration of ...
Large Victorian London 1900 Hallmarked Solid Silver Pin Cushion William Comyns from Shires Antiques

£295

$375 €332

19th Century Wood Treen String or Thread Pot with Bone Spindle from Celia Rose Antiques

A very fine Treen 19th Century String or Thread Dispensing Pot with a lovely turned bone spindle with exterior bone handle, the thread being pulled through a small ring in ...
19th Century Wood Treen String or Thread Pot with Bone Spindle from Celia Rose Antiques

£135

$171 €152

Georgian Sampler Adam & Eve Elizabeth Whittaker 1808 from Rams Head Antiques

This is a delightful Georgian Adam and Eve sampler by Elizabeth Whittaker aged only 9 years old when completed in the Year 1808. The sampler shows particularly fine needlework throughout ...
Georgian Sampler Adam & Eve Elizabeth Whittaker 1808 from Rams Head Antiques

£495

$629 €557

Antique Chinese Silk Panel, Birds of Paradise from StolenAttic

This is a very fine early 20th century antique Chinese silk panel. Deep rich aubergine silk ground with an embroidered border of vivid blue flowers, the central embroidery depicts a ...
Antique Chinese Silk Panel, Birds of Paradise from StolenAttic

£398

$505 €448

Georgian Oval Silkwork Picture from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Fine Geogian oval silkwork picture of lady standing within a wood. All in fine condition, but later mounted and within a Victorian frame. All in fine condition.
Georgian Oval Silkwork Picture from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

£180

$229 €203

Tapestry in Gilt Gesso Frame 19th Century from Decorative-Eclectic

An interesting wool work tapestry in an impressive gesso / gilt frame. Offers invited.
Tapestry in Gilt Gesso Frame 19th Century from Decorative-Eclectic

3 Wonderful Old Chinese Embroideries in Couched Gold Thread, Lotus, Magpie Etc from The 200 Year Old House

This is a set of three beautiful old Chinese silk and gold thread embroideries, nicely framed under glass, with the densely worked gold threads couched in fine red, and very ...
3 Wonderful Old Chinese Embroideries in Couched Gold Thread, Lotus, Magpie Etc from The 200 Year Old House

£300

$381 €338

Pair of Victorian Arts & Crafts Silkworks (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

This is a pair of Victorian / Arts & Crafts antique silkworks flowers which are lovingly stitched by a Victorian gentlewoman. They have a subtle use of colours and intricate ...
Pair of Victorian Arts & Crafts Silkworks (Free Shipping to Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

£335

$425 €377

Early 20th Century Hand Stitched Silk Piano Throw from Rams Head Antiques

This is an early 20th century silk hand woven piano throw worked on a cotton ground in soumak stitch decorated with a central field of flowers within a blue floral ...
Early 20th Century Hand Stitched Silk Piano Throw from Rams Head Antiques

£375

$476 €422

Victorian Silk Embroidered Cushion from StolenAttic

Description A magnificently beautiful Victorian silk embroidered cushion. The craftsmanship on this cushion is really second to none and you can just see this beauty adorning the easy chair of a ...
Victorian Silk Embroidered Cushion from StolenAttic

£349

$443 €393