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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1900 item #1262054 (stock #CL0072)
This beautiful tray was from the period between the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when it flourished in England. It has intricate images painted all in bronze, which is indicative of that period. It is in fabulous condition for it's age, with very little wear to the edges...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1257117 (stock #R0020)
This lovely standing crucifix was for home and also might have been taken with the family while traveling. I love the patina and verdigris! It is heavy cast bronze/brass. The figure of Christ is firmly attached with the 2 little rounds you might see on the back.I found it in Belgium, very dark with age. As I cleaned the back to try to read the impressed markings, the verdigris began blooming, so I continued to clean! I leave it to you, if you want to make it shiny and bright...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1920 item #1256258
This jewelry casket is a very charming souvenir of Reims,France as you can see. It is very heavy (11 oz.)and I'm pretty sure it is pewter. There is intricate detail in the weave and roping of the basket. As well as the floral bouquet on the lid! The inside has the original blue lining, now somewhat faded with age. Two little wire rings hang as handles on each side, one has a twisted detail and the other must be a replacement. It measures 4" X 3" and 3" tall. Circa 1900. Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1256059
This amazing fine linen tea cloth or centerpiece has the most beautifully executed Italian reticella drawnwork and perfectly stitched embroidered floral designs all by hand. The embroidery stands out and is heavily stitched with precision. The needle lace drawn work is some of the finest I have seen, with intricate designs throughout. It has 3 " of hand made bobbin lace surrounding it. It measures approx. 44" in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1254872 (stock #W0044)
This wonderful burl wood secret box is most unusual than others I've seen. There is a wooden insert ,seen in 3rd photo that slides out for the key to be hidden. Sorry, there is no key with it, but small keys may often be found.the This type of secret box, in the shape of books,seemed to have originated in Italy in the 1800's. The burl wood is just beautiful! I hope you can tell the solid burl, as in the lid and the applied pieces...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1254468 (stock #C0072)
This ironstone plate is from a series by Wood & Sons of England circa 1940. The center scene of the 2 hunters on their horses with their hounds is very vivid with realism. The brown transferware pattern of peonies, roses, and foliage forms a deep border. this particular scene is quite sought after by collectors of brown transferware and hunting scenes. In excellent condition, with only crazing due to age. Marked on back Alpine white ironstone Wood & Sons England. Measures 10"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253822
this beautiful set of 4 cocktail,tea napkins or even doilies has the most intricate pulled lace, filled with Maltese crosses and then hem stitched all 4 sides. All are freshly laundered. There is 1 shown in photos with what seems to be a small flaw in the weave of the fine cotton fabric. Only shows under close inspection. Measure approx. 11 1/2", So delightful for your collection and serving! Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253265
The embroidery and buttonholed scallops with rare little knots around were most certainly hand made by a quite accomplished artist! The satin stitching is so perfect and stands so tall. This piece was almost certainly done by a young woman for her trousseau, as the basket was often a symbol of prosperity in the marriage. Perfect for a young bride today, perhaps as a centerpiece for the vase of flowers (hopefully not carnations) her new husband just presented...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253015
This c. 1900 large linen centerpiece has 8 bouquets of daisies embroidered in beautiful royal society silk work. White daisies with yellow centers and green stems wrapped around with champagne colored silk embroidered ribbon. The beautifully scalloped edge is worked in silk buttonhole stitching. In excellent condition as found! Measures 19" dia.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1252441
This precious piece has cherubs and chariots hand etched then painted on a domed stained satin wood box. Absolutely fabulous! I have just given it a light cleaning and leave the polishing to you if you prefer. The inside has a removable wooden piece for you to divide it in half if you prefer. It measures approx. 6 1/4" X 4 3/4" and 2 3/4" deep. In wonderful condition for it's age, with the slightest crackling across the ebonized band. thank you for visiting!
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Silhouettes : Pre 1920 item #1252272 (stock #FA00017)
This petite German hand cut silhouette is so intricate. Perhaps the image is of a mother and babe. It is in excellent condition, framed in a black lacquered antique frame with 2 little brass hanging rings. sorry about the camera reflections. It closes shut with 2 little brass pieces attached to close and secure it. The easel stand is long gone now. It measures 6" X 4". Circa 1900 Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1251209 (stock #B0011)
What a wonderful and rare piece in such good condition.! These are seldom found since they are meant to be passed down through families for babies christening. This fine white Swiss embroidered eyelet cotton cover would have been used with a cotton or wool pad inserted into the back side to provide warmth and support for the little one bundled inside . The front cover has rows of fine "nun's pleats" or pin tucks interspersed with rows of the embroidered eyelet trim...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1238608
This beautiful linen hanky is edged with elaborate chemical lace. Chemical lace, an imitation of finer laces of late 19th and early 20th c. is rare to find in such perfect condition. Luckily, this one was never used! Indeed it is a treasure for collectors. It measures 11.5" and is bright white...perfect for a wedding day! Thank you for visiting! !
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1238573
This vintage Irish linen cloth for tea or table top is filled with such wonderful patterns in its damask weave. Olive branches, fleur de lis, clovers, and geometrics literally cover it...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1237968
The work in this piece is so fabulous! In the style of antique embroidered painting, the roses are just perfectly executed by hand, in the finest petit point stitches. In addition ,there is the hand made lace surrounding it. It is in excellent condition for its age and would be so delightful for your tea, dresser top, framed or even made into a pillow! The faintest of storage stains are barely visible in photo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1960 item #1237315
Delightful for serving, rolls, biscuits, scones, or whatever you choose! I found this one in Switzerland in perfect condition. However I have washed and ironed it, so now it is ready for it's next tea or dinner party! The 3 layers of cotton are scalloped in French blue with embroidered accents on the 2nd layer...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1236131 (stock #LT0072)
This beautiful towel has the most unique damask weave with patterns of checkerboard, diamonds, ferns, and more covering the body. The surrounding border is patterned in ribbons,florals, and foliage. Each end has 1" of intricate hand knotted lace ending in 6" of fringe. If that's not enough, it is further embellished with most unusual turkey red embroidery! This hand work is a combination of tiny intricate stitches creating a candy cane effect. Many of the stitches are worked on top in white flo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1235075 (stock #A0001)
Delightful for the holidays or year round! Are you a fan of Downton Abbey... then you've seen similar! These aprons have seen little use or were most likely well taken care of! The longer one has button on straps that can be removed and used to go around the neck...it also is hand drawn and ladder worked at the top of the bib, it measures 10" bib to waist,27" skirt length,24 inches across waist not including "apron strings" I think it will do the job for anyone! The shorter apron measures 10" bi...