A charming antique needle roll pincushion from the 1840s period. This was a period when one's needles were to be treasured. As a consequence special cases were made to store them, and of course, such cases made the ideal gift for a fellow needleworker. See a similar 1840 example in the book 19th century embroidery techniques by Gail Marsh.
This beautiful example was hand made from a length of French watermark taffeta brocaded ribbon. We adore the champagne colored silk with wonderful red rose brocade detailing. To both edges is a pretty triple row of white glass beads...so adorable. When you unroll this case the embroidered cream flannel lining is set up for your needle sizes 5 through to 10, some old needles still remain in situ. At the end of the roll is a padded cushion to rest your needles or pins.
Size: Closed 2.5" by 1 1/8". Unraveled 12" (31 cm) long
Condition: This is a 100% genuine, guaranteed example. It has been used and therefore shows light signs of age/usage. The original silk tie securer has long since perished but an easy fix for a competent needleworker.
A super, genuine antique example for your sewing box, please see other antique sewing treasures from this same single owner collection.
FREE USA and EU Postage.
If you were the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and check payment for this item.
Antique 19th Century Silk Needle Roll, Needlecase, Sewing Roll, Brocade Beadwork Circa 1840
$215 USD SOLD