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Lot 64: Amish Walnut Sewing Thread Spool Caddy Ca 1800s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is an Amish sewing spool thread caddy from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania circa 1800s. The Amish sewing thread caddy is handmade of walnut wood. The Amish sewing thread caddy has a top pincushion and will hold 8 standard sized thread spools stacked double. There are four long metal dowels that hold the thread. The long metal dowels fit into small holes that are set running lengthwise into the tiers of the Amish sewing thread caddy. There are hand turned finial knobs upon the top of the long metal dowels that are acorn shaped. The Amish sewing thread caddy has two tiers and each tier has hand turned beveled edges. There is a pincushion on the very top of the Amish spool thread caddy made in the shape of a cup. There are two wooden knobs on the top tier to hold sewing thimbles.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.
Dimensions: 6 inches high and 5 inches wide.