Cullompton Antiques 

 
Total : 14 Page : 12Next

 

A large, exotically embroidered panel of a peacock resting in a great tree with huge sparkling flowers and leaves, symbolic of the Tree of Life. The stitches are a mixture of silk threads, raised work, bead work and metal threads of silver and gold. The tail of the peacock is a spectacular work of art that shimmers over the bright pink background. Although the back ground colour is very bright the actual embroidery is of very subtle colours. The peacock is symbolic of royalty and this bird does indeed have a truly regal expression. There is an original paper label attached to the bottom right hand corner which notes that James A Ogilvy's Ltd of Montreal were selling this for the grand price of $125.00 back at the turn of the 20th Century. This is in good order and as bright and clean as it was when first for sale. Dimensions: 44" x 20"

44" x 20"

Price £135.00    €156.71    $176.67

More information

Exotic Peacock Panel  Silk & Silver & Gold Threads
This is a magnificent example of Plushwork from the mid 19th Century. Plushwork was one of the most popular embroidery techniques of the time, very closely related to Berlin woolwork. It is a way of introducing a three dimensional effect into any canvas work embroidery.Special plush wools were used in a loop stitch which, when cut and brushed up made the final effect like velvet. Exotic birds are often the theme of the embroidery and this one has been made into a cushion with original cotton backing in a botanical pattern. The expertise needed to grade the colours and the precise cutting needed to bring the whole effect into play can be recognised in this piece of Victorian embroidery. The plushwork of the cushion is in great order, the bead work at the base of the bird is a little loose. The background of beige stitching is slightly marked is places, but it is the plushwork that is so highly collectible.

18" x 18" x aprox 3" thickness of pad inside.

Price £225.00    €261.18    $294.46

More information

Mid 19th Century Plushwork Peacock Cushion
This is a panel of pale peach satin embroidered in silver thread of Turkish origin. The panel incorporates the skirt front, bodice front, collar and cuffs for an exotic early Victorian gown. This would be perfect to be used today as part of a wonderful Wedding Dress. the material is in good order with just a tiny mark and a half inch tear between a cuff and the skirt panel in the top right hand corner. This work was very popular in both America and England during Victoria's reign, though this would have been acquired pre Albert's death and never used.

42" x 20"

Price £220.00    €255.38    $287.91

More information

 Exotic Silver Thread Embroidered Dress Panels
A panel of red satin edged all round with Turkish embroidery ready for framing or for use as an exotic decoration placed on top of a chest of drawers or used as a table centre. This is a beautiful, unmarked and undamaged piece of antique silver thread embroidery. This type of embroidery was very popular in both America and England during the 1880s, based on Turkish designs of stylised plants and foliage. The Turks had access to the best silks, threads, fabrics and metal threads. At that time is was considered suitable decoration for furniture covers, sheets, picture frames, tidies and piano furniture. Dimensions are 42" x 24".

42" 20"

Price £125.00    €145.10    $163.59

More information

Turkish Embroidered Panel Silver Thread  Red Satin
A pair of large Sofa Cushions (24" x24") made with contemporary fabric but with hard to find vintage French tassels/braid. These have been made on a 1930s Singer sewing machine with the braid sewn on by hand. There are 22" zips to give easy access to the feather pads. These will make a great centre piece for your living room, enhance the comfort of your sofa or add atmosphere to a cosy bedroom. The darker colours might alternatively be quite appropriate for a gentleman's study or retreat.

Price £130.00    €150.90    $170.13

More information

Pair of Harlequin Patterned Sofa Cushions 24"x 24"
A lace making 'pillow' in wood with fabric covering, adjustable slide and 2 built in drawers under - one for bobbins.. Almost certainly from the mid to late 19th century and most probably hearkening, we have been told, from Belgium. This very scarce piece, with its continental lace making associations, retains its much used fabric covering, card pattern as last used along with pins and has just over 60 bobbins in one of its drawers. A wonderful and rare prop to go with your collection of lace. It measures 18 inches (retracted) by 18 by 8.

Price £285    €330.83    $372.98

More information

Lace making 'pillow' in wood with bobbins       s
Fabulous condition! Long bead work panel/strip 135 cm x 20 cm (53" x 8") Cream lilies and varigated green leaves on a burnt orange embroidered background. Interspersed are some shiny gold beads which highlight the centres of the flowers and some of the leaves. The long sides are both finished with a 2 cm (5/8") wide beaded border. This piece could be framed and displayed either horizontally or vertically.

135 cm x 20 cm or 53" x 8"

Price £135.00    €156.71    $176.67

More information

Victorian Bead Work Long Panel  Lilies & Leaves
Beautiful and well preserved Canton Shawl, black silk back ground embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Size 54" x54" plus 24" crocheted edge with long silk tassels. There are no holes or tears and the colours are bright and clear with no fading. This came from a home near a large sea port so was probably brought home from Manilla where it was made by Cantonese workers, sewing both sides on a frame with the needle being passed through from one embroiderer to another. The shawls were made for both the English and Spanish market. Sold in Liberty's of London they graced many a society piano, where as in Spain they were worn by ladies, some times sitting sidesaddle behind their men, on horseback. The longer tasseled edges were made so that there was more "swing" when worn. To be worn the shawl is folded triangularly. There is a lovely weight to this shawl which just oozes quality. A fabulous item for collecting, wearing or decorating.

Price £450.00    €522.36    $588.92

More information

Embroidered Silk Canton Shawl Exotic Birds Flowers
Framed and glazed panel of Swedish embroidery, size 52" x 23" including frame which is 1" wide. This beautifully subtle embroidery is worked in soft wools and silks, each, flower, leaf, bud, petal or stem is shaded and verrigated with enormous delicacy. Some of the flowers and buds are raised work (padded) and the fine tendrils are worked in chain stitch and back stitch. The majority of the work is long stitch.The pattern of the panel is reminiscent of The Tree of Life, Swedish embroiderers were inspired in the mid 19th by William Morris and started to produce work based on traditional patterns. This panel has been embroidered by a lady named on the back as Johanna Karolina Nennes F Sellman born 1828 and died 1909, this means that it could be any thing from 160 to 120 years old. At this moment the positioning of the hanging strings mean that it hangs vertically but personally I would prefer to see it hung horizontally. It would be very attractive placed above a bed head, for instance. Left in original frame to preserve authenticity of labeling and so purchaser can choose if change is required.

Price £225.00    €261.18    $294.46

More information

Embroidered Floral Panel Mid C19th Wools & Silk
This is a unique and totally original Edwardian era Opera Cape.The main body is devore velvet, the cut out pattern having a silvery, sparkly effect which depicts exotic Eastern classical patterns of peacock feathers and boteh of varying sizes. The devore square measures 38" x 30" deep, the full square with silk velvet edging measures 50" x 36" deep. The bias cut "hem" is 17" deep. The inside is lined with silky black velvet with a 2 1/4" insert on three sides of gold lame. Self covered buttons fit into velvet loops to form the "sleeves" to the cape. From each arm hangs a heavy gold tassel each measuring 13" in total length. This is the most simplistic of designs but makes up into such an exquisitely elegant item of vintage clothing. The condition is extremely good, no signs of wear at the collar or edges. The cape is of French origin.

Price £950.00    €1102.76    $1243.27

More information

Exotic Edwardian Black Velvet Opera Cape
This printed shawl is in the most brilliant condition, clear, clean and crisp still, ideal for decorating, wearing or re-enactment. The main body is decorated with "floating botehs" in reds and greens, the ends have elegant elongated botehs and the edges stylised floral patterns. Size: 128" x 66". These shawls were worn over the extravagantly wide skirts of the time.

128" x 66"

Price £160    €185.73    $209.39

More information

Allover Printed C19th Cotton Paisley Shawl
Square shawl, 97cms x 97 cms, aprox 1860. Very pretty small French shawl covered in botehs, both large and small and also leaf designs. Maroon, teal, green, orange, black and white, all the colours shown in the intricately woven tasselled borders. There are thin patches on this shawl but in all cases there are still either warp or weft threads left. A very pretty piece for decorating/framing/hanging.

97 cms x 97cms

Price £55.00    €63.84    $71.98

priced in relation to wear.

More information

Paisley Shawl
Page : 12Next