A rare late 17th/early 18th Century continental sewing clamp,

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Lot 696
A rare late 17th/early 18th Century continental sewing clamp,

Sold for £ 1,010 (US$ 1,267) inc. premium
A rare late 17th/early 18th Century continental sewing clamp,
in panels of bone, engraved and stained in red and green and with gold foiled pierced panels of birds and scrolls on a wooden core, the front cants each mounted with a reel, below a rotating heart-shaped pink silk pincushion top with silver wire trim, 18cm.

Footnotes

  • Written in ink to the underside "2/8th 1890 EE".

    This clamp has the same distinctive heart-shaped top as a clamp sold in these rooms from the Collection of the Late Sylvia Groves, 2nd December 1999, Lot 370, and the same canted and reel form of another example, Lot 345.

    See Sylvia Groves "The History of Needlework Tools and Accessories", Plates 72 and 73.
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