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Sewing966 of 1628MINI SEWING BOXWaverly & Son sewing needle case, early Victorian.
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Posted 5 years ago


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After my grandmother passed away in December, her children went through her home and started throwing things out to get it ready to sell. I dont know how old this is, but I had never seen it before, it was actually taken apart and in her attic in a box covered in dust. I rescued it from pile of things they were getting ready to take to the dump and brought it home and now its put together and displayed in my living room where it will stay safely away from another garbage pile


  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    What a beautiful wheel! I've had 3 until I worked down to the "castle" I had been after for about 15 yrs. (on my CW site). Americans weren't known for making ornate wheels but more for use. My guess on limited knowledge is that it is European @ maybe 1850-1990. Style, to me, suggests nordic. Beautiful piece & envy you your find.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Sorry, I meant 1850-1890.
  3. kygurl32 kygurl32, 5 years ago
    Thank you so much, I'm so glad I noticed they were just going to throw it out. I know I'm going to cherish it
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
    kygurl32, very nice spinning wheel! I have an old one also that looks great on display in the spare bedroon! Welcome to CollectorsWeekly and good luck picking!

  5. kygurl32 kygurl32, 5 years ago
    Thank you, they really do look great on display. Always nice to be surrounded by things that belonged to the people who meant most to you in life too :) I hope that you continue to have good luck as well, you have an amazing collection
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
    kygurl32, thanks again for the nice compliment on my collection! My mom is from Mount Vernon, Kentucky. You Kentucky girls are very special! Warm weather coming very soon and looking forward to picking those garage sales! Have a wonderful week and I'll be looking in on your picks that you posts! :-)

  7. kygurl32 kygurl32, 5 years ago
    Thats really cool, Im from greenup county, lived in Lexington, and Shelbyville too for a little bit. I've been living here in TN for the past couple of years but i'm going next week to look at some property on Lake Cumberland in the Somerset Ky area so that the kids and I can move this summer. Kentucky is a beautiful place, lots of great people and so many areas where its like time stands still. Cant wait to get back. You have a great week as well!

  8. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    nice save -- you found a very nice piece and they can go for a considerable amount of money -- saw one last year at an auction we attended go for $500 and not nearly as nice as yours -- good eye
  9. kygurl32 kygurl32, 5 years ago
    thank you epson233...I enjoy having it around

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