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Weighted pillow bobbin lace tool on stand, c.1850s


Unique pillow lace tool cylinder on weighted stand. Stand is lacquered black wood with metal weight within the base. Center of cylinder is wrapped with sturdy pierced material with a pattern in it of cream and red. This center piece is lined on both sides with thin strips of cast metal ormolu in a pattern of daisies. From Belgium in the mid 1800s.

This piece is in good condition. Some wear on the edges of the black lacquer, but not much. The center appears to have darkened over time, but a pattern is still visible. Gold wash on the ormolu strips is mostly worn away. A few superficial scratches in the metal base. Measures 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. Weighs 11 1/2oz.


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