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  • Boye Sewing Needles Retail Counter Display Case and Three Cloth Pincushions.

    Lot: 702
    Sold for: $118$100

    Boye Sewing Needles Retail Counter Display Case and Three Cloth Pincushions. ...

  • Silk Needlework Picture

    Lot: 59
    Sold for: $15,275$13,000

    Silk Needlework Picture, attributed to Sarah White, under the instruction of Abby Wright, South Hadley, Massachusetts, c. 1805, silk, silver, and gold metallic threads on a silk ground with a ...

  • Group of Victorian Sewing Accessories

    Lot: 155
    Sold for: $235$200

    Group of Victorian Sewing Accessories, including pin cushions, needle cases, darning eggs, patterns, embroidery, etc. and a copy of Mary Brooks Picken, International Domestic Arts Society: Sewing ...

  • Approximately Thirty-five Thimbles and Other Assorted Sewing Accessories

    Lot: 158
    Sold for: $441$375

    Approximately Thirty-five Thimbles and Other Assorted Sewing Accessories, including darning eggs, three sewing birds, needles, scissors, hooks, needle pouches etc. ...

  • Miscellaneous Lot of Ephemera

    Lot: 208A
    Sold for: $441$375

    Miscellaneous Lot of Ephemera, including a pocket watch, political, organizational, and other brooches and pins and a pair of earrings, including IKE and DAR, approx. eight spectacles, small tray ...

  • Group of Sewing Related Items

    Lot: 320
    Sold for: $499$425

    Group of Sewing Related Items, some sterling, including thimbles, ribbon threaders, a bobbin case, two yarn winder bracelets, tape measures, clamps, needle sharps, winders, needle holders, and an ...

  • French Mahogany Cased Dental Kit

    Lot: 329
    Sold for: $764$650

    French Mahogany Cased Dental Kit, 19th century, by Charriere, Paris, fitted to body and lid with various ivory/ivorine implements, syringe, needles, tweezers, etc., case 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ...

  • Boye Needle Company Better Than The Best Hook You Ever Used Retail Counter Display Cabinet.

    Lot: 709
    Sold for: $118$100

    Boye Needle Company "Better Than The Best Hook You Ever Used" Retail Counter Display Cabinet. ...

  • Wallpaper-covered Cardboard Needle Case

    Lot: 295
    Sold for: $275$275

    Wallpaper-covered Cardboard Needle Case, America, early 19th century, long cylindrical case flattened on on side, covered with pink and green floral patterned wallpaper, containing four fine gauge ...

  • Framed Needlework Sampler

    Lot: 845
    Sold for: $323$275

    Framed Needlework Sampler, Britain, dated 1832, with cross-stitch and needle lace alphabet bands over flowering trees and pair of animals, sampler 16 x 8 3/4, frame 18 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. ...

  • Ten Assorted Foreign and Domestic Dolls

    Lot: 1564
    Sold for: $353$300

    Ten Assorted Foreign and Domestic Dolls, 20th century, cloth with pressed faces: large Madame Alexander baby, pink organdy outfit (fairly clean, hole in dress); Peter Pan with green felt outfit; ...

  • Group of Household Toys

    Lot: 1755
    Sold for: $176$150

    Group of Household Toys, early 20th century, two Japanese china tea sets, partial metal tea set, boxed Little Helper Pastry Set, boxed Sewing Without Needle set, Peter Rabbit Painting Set, German ...

  • Glass Pendant, Argy Rousseau

    Lot: 194
    Sold for: $1,293$1,100

    Glass Pendant, Argy Rousseau, c. 1920, the pate de verre plaque designed as a pine cone and needles, with knotted purple silk cord and tassel fringe, lg. 19 1/2 in., unsigned. ...

  • Handel

    Lot: 294
    Sold for: $1,763$1,500

    Handel Glass and metal desk lamp Meriden, Connecticut, early 20th century Rolled cylindrical lip with metal overlay in a pine needle pattern, on adjustable pivot single arm, shaped square base, both ...

  • Chinese Export Lacquered Wood Sewing Box

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $764$650

    Chinese Export Lacquered Wood Sewing Box, early to mid-19th century, chamfered rectangular box with hinged lid, single drawer, brass swing handles, gilded and red decoration over black lacquer, the ...

  • Attributed to James E. Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894) Dauntless

    Lot: 76
    Sold for: $38,775$33,000

    Attributed to James E. Buttersworth (Anglo/American, 1817-1894) Dauntless and Sappho off the Needles, Isle of Wight. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., in a molded gilt gesso frame with ...

  • Federal Mahogany Carved and Mahogany Veneer Work Table

    Lot: 700A
    Sold for: $881$750

    Federal Mahogany Carved and Mahogany Veneer Work Table, possibly by John Needles, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1820, the hinged lift top opens to an adjustable work surface and compartments, above a case ...

  • Ravca Peasant Mother and Baby and Lenci Girl

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $176$150

    Ravca Peasant Mother and Baby and Lenci Girl, 1930s, needle sculptured stockinette faces, sitting woman in European costume nursing swaddled baby, (fabrics faded), ht. 8 1/2; girl with pressed felt ...

  • Hand-Crafted Cloth Black Doll

    Lot: 4
    Unsold  

    Hand-Crafted Cloth Black Doll, early 20th century, needle sculptured sateen face, black fiber braids, nicely proportioned sateen body and limbs, cotton shirtwaist, long skirt with bustle, white ...

  • Large Black Wool Doll from Curacao

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $353$300

    Large Black Wool Doll from Curacao, probably early 20th century, head has needle-sculpted and embroidered features, hands with separate thumbs, applied cotton ears, braided cotton pigtails, ...

  • Handmade Black Boy Rag Doll

    Lot: 186
    Sold for: $1,880$1,600

    Handmade Black Boy Rag Doll, late 19th/early 20th century, black stockinette with embroidered features and needle-sculpted and padded nose, pink-red smiling mouth (circular run by left eye, wear on ...

  • Black Cloth "Sister of the Eastern Star" Doll

    Lot: 187
    Sold for: $235$200

    Black Cloth "Sister of the Eastern Star" Doll, c. 1920s, black cotton sateen, needle-sculpted features, inset jet bead eyes, red velveteen lips, black caracal applied wig, long slender neck, ...

  • Bebe Tricoteur Automaton by Roullet et Decamps

    Lot: 327
    Sold for: $5,875$5,000

    Bebe Tricoteur Automaton by Roullet et Decamps, with bisque head stamped in red Depose Tete Jumeau 7, closed mouth, straight neck, fixed blue paperweight eyes, heavy feathered brows, pierced ears, ...

  • Early Scene Mecanique Automaton of a Spanish Serenade

    Lot: 343
    Sold for: $11,750$10,000

    Early Scene Mecanique Automaton of a Spanish Serenade, possibly by Phalibois, circa 1870, modeled as an enclosed garden with painted brick wall and path leading to a rustic gate, on the left a ...

  • Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Sewing Lady

    Lot: 367
    Unsold  

    Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Sewing Lady, with papier-mache head, brown eyes with articulated lids and down lashes, open smiling mouth with painted teeth, pierced ears with earrings, and long brown ...

  • Karl Griesbaum Whistling Figure of Dr. Eisenbarth

    Lot: 376
    Sold for: $588$500

    Karl Griesbaum Whistling Figure of Dr. Eisenbarth, the carved and painted figure with prominent beard and spectacles, holding a surgical knife in his left hand, a polyp hook in the pocket of his ...

  • Three Pocket Instruments

    Lot: 511
    Sold for: $411$350

    Three Pocket Instruments, a compass with 2-inch silvered dial, inclinometer scale, agate needle-hub and polished wood case; a barometer by Lennie, Edinburgh in leather-covered case; and a 1-inch ...

  • Ashcroft's Steam Gauge Register

    Lot: 524
    Sold for: $764$650

    Ashcroft's Steam Gauge Register, Boston, with 7 1/2-inch silvered dial 0-80, subsidiary regsister (lacking needle) 0-90, patent date Feb. 20 1872 and brass frame with shut-off lever, total dia. 10 ...

  • Rare Dated Colonial Surveyor's Compass by Thomas Greenough

    Lot: 575
    Sold for: $2,115$1,800

    Rare Dated Colonial Surveyor's Compass by Thomas Greenough, Boston, with wood body, blued-steel needle with brass wing-hub, engraved 4 1/2-inch dia. hand-colored compass card with eight-point rose, ...

  • Colonial Walnut Surveyor's Quadrant

    Lot: 576
    Sold for: $588$500

    Colonial Walnut Surveyor's Quadrant, probably Jeremiah Bennett, Bridgewater, Mass., with pewter scale, punched divisions in individual degrees 0-45-0, alidade with trough compass (lacking needle and ...