Glee Krueger Collection
Enchanted Living Arts
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19th c. Painted Wicker Sewing Lidded Basket
Charming hand painted black ash lidded sewing basket with double upright handles. One of a kind treasure from the last quarter of the 19th c. DATE: 1880 - 1890 SIZE:4.5" x 9.75" x 5.75" CONDITION:4 places where there is small weave loss.Only 1 original wicker loop holding handle,all others were replaced long ago with silk ties. Lid fits very tightly in top, so its best left resting on top. Painting is fairly bright around base, but more faded on top. Overall basket form has slight but very mild
19th c. Grain Painted Decorated 2-Tier Sewing Box
Purchased in 1976, it has been part of Glee's collection for 50+ years! This one-of-a-kind hand painted 2-drawer sewing box is a charming artifact from a bygone era. Please note the bottom wood panel is split. There is also a split on the second tier, and a restored piece on the top tier. The sewing box was acquired in this condition.
Jonathan Mabbett Quaker Spool Holder Nine Partners Meeting House
Cut an carved wood spool holder with printed floral pinstripe covered pincushion on top, above two turned discs of birdseye maple with 16 pins for spools, c. 1800, 6.5" h. Includes full genealogy. Jonathan Mabbett, son of Joseph Mabbett, Jr., and Sarah Baron, was born at Nine Partners, NY, in 1762. The land belonging to his father and uncle Samuel was the site upon which the original Nine Partners Meeting House was built. Jonathan was a Quaker preacher and a strong business man. He was a suc
19th c. Walnut Sewing Box Stand w/ Thread Spool Holders
This majestic sewing stand has a 4-tier spindle with 3 tiers for holding spools of thread. Mahogany with turned finials at each corner and at top of spindle. Cabled wood fillet inset on drawer front with pair of turned bone handles. Part of Glee's collection for over 45 years. Early acquisition that has been a feature in her office since the '70s. DATE:1870-1880 SIZE:9.25" x 9.25" x 13.5" CONDITION:Very Good. No chips or wood loss. Some surface dings to edges of tiers. Missing 2 pins.
19th c. Mahogany Sewing Box Stand w/ Steeple Thread Spool Holder
This striking sewing stand features a unique "steeple" spool holder. Mahogany with finials at each corner and a metal one at top of steeple. Wood drawers are constructed from cigar boxes (still has the cigar smell). Part of Glee's collection for over 45 years. Early acquisition that has been a feature in her office since the '70s. DATE:1870-1880 SIZE:9.75" x 17.75" x 5.5" CONDITION:Very Good. No chips or wood loss. Some surface dings to edges of tiers. Left front finial is wobbly. No cracks or
19th c. Turned Wood Sewing Thread Spool Holder Acorn Finial
Elegant turned wood spool holder with 6 pins. Lovely detail with acorn finial and beautiful aged wood patina. Part of Glee's collection for over 45 years. Early acquisition that has been a feature in her office since the '70s. DATE:1860s SIZE:7.5" x 4.25" CONDITION:Very Good. No chips, dings, or wood loss.
19th c. Turned Wood 6-Spool Thread Holder w/ Bone Spools
Turned mahogany 1- tier rotating thread spool holder sewing stand. Central turned ivory column with urn shaped finial. Six wire spindle pins with yellow glass bead tops hold a variety of bone spools, including two carved spools. DATE:1850 - 1860 SIZE:8" x 4.25" dia. CONDITION:Good. No chips or dings to the wood. Ivory and bone have darkening. Ivory column does have split lines.
19th c. Slide Lid Inlaid Mahogany Spool Box
Hand made mahogany sewing spool box with slide lid and inset tray. Constructed with dove tail joints, and simply decorated with pine inlay. PROVENANCE:Lewis Scranton Antiques SIZE:7" x 3.5" x 2.75" CONDITION:Overall surface wear to wood. Fine crack in bottom of tray. Small chip in veneer bottom exterior corner.
Late 18th c. Embroidered Silk Sewing Roll-Up Huswif
Late 18th c. Embroidered Silk Sewing Roll-Up Huswif. Wonderful hand sewn and hand embroidered silk sewing roll. Narrow rectangular huswif embroidered in shades of teal blue silk on a natural color silk ground. Over the the length of the roll, a single meandering vine with flowers is worked in chain and satin stitches, with NM / Collin Port 1790 written at the top. Reverse contains one pocket at the bottom and four open-ended tubes. DATE:1790 SIZE:13.75" x 3.5" CONDITION:Foxing,stains, and dis
Collection Turned Carved Vegetable Ivory Sewing Tools
Collection of hand turned and carved vegetable ivory acorn shaped thimble holders, cylindrical sewing needle cases, thimbles, and pin cushion. Carved from a South American coquilla nut and tagua nut. Beautiful range of rich honey colored hues. Part of Glee's collection for 50 years. CONDITION:Overall very good condition. Large and wide needle holder does have crack and chip.
19th c. PA Dutch Hand Forged Flax Comb Hatchel
Iron and oak flax comb hatchel. Hand forged square iron spikes protected by a poplar cover. Flax or linseed fibers would have been combed thru a sequence of course to fine combs. "Europe and North America both depended on flax for plant-based cloth until the 19th century, when cotton overtook flax as the most common plant. Would have been a staple house hold tool in the 18th century to make clothing material." Flax hackle, heckle, hatchel, or hetchel. DATE:1820 - 1830 SIZE:11.75" x 4.5" x 3.5" C
19th c. Miniature Gift Pocket Sampler in Red Box
Charming 19th c. pocket sampler tucked into a round cardboard box. This small piece is actually painted onto a fine gauze ground. Using the natural grid of the warp and weft, the young woman crafted her message in the interstices between threads. The gauze is mounted on a cream silk ground, and decoratively hemmed around the border. " A / gift from thy / daughter / PP to JP" The round box is decorated with embossed red paper on one side, and includes a handwritten message on the interior: "th
19TH C. BERLIN WOOL NEEDLEWORK "GROWLER" DOG PERFORATED PUNCH PAPER
"GROWLER". Adorable wool needlework depicting what may be a Pyrenean Mastiff. Any dog breed specialists?? Thoughts? Likely adapted from a Berlin wool work pattern. 16 holes per inch. Original period frame has Utica, NY maker's mark stamped on the back.
19TH C. CYLINDRICAL LEATHER SEWING ROLL-UP
Striking bronzed leather sewing roll-up lined in a fuchsia colored silk satin. The interior has 3 wool page needle cloths with hand embroidered botanical motifs and edging in fuchsia thread. Interior pocket for holding needle packets and sewing accessories. Bottom roll holds spools of thread.
19TH C. LEATHER SEWING ROLL-UP W/ SHARKSKIN TAFFETA LINING
Wonderful small leather sewing roll-up with hand stitched lichen colored silk taffeta interior lining. Hand gathered pocket for holding needle packets and sewing accessories. Box cushion construction with pocket for thimble. Small leather pocket at one end for needle packets.
19TH C. BRONZED LEATHER SEWING ROLL-UP W/ BOX CASE
Elegant bronzed leather sewing box roll-up lined in a pale blue colored silk satin, with embroidered wool pages. The interior has 3 wool page needle cloths with hand embroidered botanical motifs and edging in white thread. Interior gathered silk pocket for holding needle packets, with stitched leather needle packet pockets at bottom. Inner leather box case for holding thimble, spools of thread and sewing accessories. Leather holder for sewing awl.
BERLIN WOOL NEEDLEWORK CAVALIER KING CHARLES DOG PERFORATED PUNCH PAPER
"ROVER &". Wonderful wool needlework depicting a pair of Cavalier King Charles spaniels resting on a tufted pillow. One dog sitting upright and the other resting alongside, with foliage behind. Likely adapted from a Berlin wool work pattern. 16 holes per inch.
19th c. Letter Containing Knitted Mitten Ephemera - Voluntown, New London, CT
"You have got the (mitten) Sir at last." This little missive was addressed to Mr. Henry Crandall, Voluntown, CT. Sent from Preston, CT on March 12th. The envelope is quite small at 3" x 5". Henry Crandall was born November 30, 1829, Voluntown, New London, CT. One of four children born to Ira Kinne Crandall and Zilpha Cole. He married Julia Sophronia Babcock in 1854. Together they had two daughters, Florence and Frances Anna. Henry was a descendant of Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island. He serve
Willimantic Thread Spool Cotton Trade Card
"By 1828, there were six cotton mills. Willimantic became known as “Thread City", and American Thread was at one time one of the largest producers of thread in the world. Its factory was the first in the world to use electric lighting. Most of the red thread used in manufacturing baseballs was produced at the American Thread Company."