Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Throne Pin Cushion 1901
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An antique silver pincushion dating from the days when sewing by hand was an everyday activity for many people, despite the sewing machine having been invented way back in the early 1800s it was still out of the price range for most.
As anyone who has done it will testify, needles and pins can be dangerous, and very painful if stood upon, so it was important to keep them all in a safe yet easily accessible place. Enter the pin cushion, just in time to save the day.
This particular pin cushion however is more than just an early aid to health and safety - this is a small, (just around 2 inches in height) yet beautiful Gothic style pin cushion in the form of a throne. The pin cushion itself is made from a purple material and it is held in position by the throne which is made from sterling silver and was hallmarked as such, in Birmingham in 1901.
This sterling silver piece weighs in at 0.25 troy oz or 0.01 kg, if you prefer.
Sure to be of interest to collectors, this piece should be studied carefully, using the many photographs we have included in this listing, in order to see for yourself just how intricate and decorative it really is. You will also notice that it is indeed presented for sale in truly excellent condition.
This is without doubt a very desirable and collectable antique pin cushion.
Would You Like To View This Antique Sterling Silver Pincushion in Person?
It is always best to inspect any item that you are considering investing in personally if you possibly can and we do therefore recommend that you pay a visit to our north London showroom in order to see this Antique pin cushion for yourself. Whilst you are here you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, cutlery and other sterling silver items.
It is advisable however, if you do intend to make a journey specifically to see this antique pincushion, to contact us ahead of your proposed visit in order to confirm that it is still available as it may have already have been reserved or sold. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces you wish to discuss with us.
Regent Antiques – London Showroom Opening Hours
You are invited to visit our north London showroom which is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to view and inspect this Edwardian pincushion. We also open occasionally on Saturdays but please contact us before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not open every week and would not want you to have a wasted trip.
If You Would Like More Information
To discover more about this lovely Gothic throne style silver pincushion and to get the answers to any questions that you might have about this or any other item we are offering for sale, please contact us and talk to our in-house antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you prefer. When contacting us please have to hand the item reference, also shown above, so we can be sure about which item you are interested in.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a very collectable item and we want it to reach you in the same, excellent condition that it leaves us in. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this item to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please contact us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand and address your requirements. Please note that we deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.
If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Edwardian silver pincushion unless we have inaccurately described it in some way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 4 x Width 2.5 x Depth 1.2
Weight 0.25 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 1 inch x Depth 0 inches
Weight 0.01 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08393
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