Antique & Vintage
Thimble Cases / Thimble
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Most of the sewing related antiques you will find on this and our other
Sewing Accessories pages
originated from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, and were part three large and diverse antique sewing
collections we are handling on consignment. This is the first time most
of these pieces have been out on the market in many years.
Wooden Barrel Thimble Holder
This is a neat folk-y piece marked "Sluice Point N S" (Nova Scotia).
It stands just over 2 1/2" tall and is well-done and very functional for
holding thimbles or other sewing tools.
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Very Good ......... $25.00
Victorian Vegetable Ivory Thimble Holders
Vegetable ivory, also known as the tagua nut or the corozo nut, was prized by carvers because of its
smooth hard shell. In Victorian England it was a popular choice
for making needlework implements and loved because of its warm honey color.
The acorn was an especially popular motif, and the perfect shape for a thimble
case. These examples are all beautiful, each with a different carving
The footed one has pierced sides and a very intricately carved scalloped edge
base. The edges of the cap are deeply carved as well. The base unscrews
as well as the cap. VM-holder-3
The light colored one is rather simple in design and has a lovely warm shiny
polish to the surface. VM-holder-4
The two darker ones are more highly carved.
The threads on all are good but not perfect. There is slight damage
to the finials on the two darker ones.
Good ......... $125.00
Antique Carved Wooden Thimble Holders
The round egg shaped thimble
holder is incised all over with light carving. The top pulls off.
The inside is lined in old velvet and has a thimble form within.
The other one is a wonderful elongated acorn on stand shape. The top
unscrews. It is marked with the initials RM on the bottom.
Left ....... Good ........
Right ....... Good ........
Porcelain Egg Shaped Thimble Holder
This beautiful china "egg"
set within a metal stand is beautifully made and unmarked. I would guess
it to be 19th century French or German. The hinged lid opens to reveal
a gold washed interior---the perfect place to store a fancy thimble or other
precious needlework tools. Absolutely beautiful!
Very Good ........ $450.00
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(1998 - 2012)
Larry & Carole Meeker