Vintage mosaic wood button, Tunbridge Ware button, wood mosaic and celluloid button, laminated wood and celluloid button, large coat button
This mosaic wood button is what is known as "Tunbridge Ware". It has a band of parquetry work inlaid between 2 pieces of marbled brown celluloid, all mounted on another piece of celluloid. The button has a wire loop shank with a large hole. It's 1-13/16" in diameter (the back is round, while the 2 celluloid pieces on the front have 3 chamfered edges). The piece is in very good condition for its age - some of the wood pieces have small cracks along the grain lines, but there are no missing pieces.
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Shipping charges include tracking on most U.S. orders and insurance on most orders over $50.00. I'm happy to combine shipping charges whenever possible. Contact me before you buy if you feel that the combined shipping charges seem out of line - I can package and weigh your items and give you an accurate shipping quote. Also, if you need a shipping upgrade (to Priority from Standard, for example), contact me before you purchase so I can change the listing for you.
I'm sorry, but I do not ship to China, Indonesia, Syria, Iraq, or Africa. I also will not ship orders over $50.00 to the following countries (my preferred insurer will not insure them): Russia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bosnia, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Jordan.
FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
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It's also your responsibility to be aware of any restrictions/regulations regarding the importation of any item you purchase, including, but not limited to, furs, precious metals, coral, clothing, etc. I will not be responsible for items confiscated by your government.
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Please be sure that your address is absolutely correct (including your apartment number). If your package is returned to me because you supplied an incorrect address, you will have to pay to re-ship.
My home is smoke-free, but we do have dogs. Condition of textiles: Unless I say an item is "pristine" or "perfect" you should assume that vintage/antique clothing, linens, lace, etc. will show signs of use or age. They will not look as though they were made yesterday! I'll make every effort to describe items accurately and will point out flaws and deficiencies. Following are some guidelines about condition : Excellent: Without damage but may show some evidence of age or use. Very Good: A bit more signs of wear but no obvious flaws, such as stains or holes. Good: May have minor stains or obvious signs of repairs or small holes but is still usable and/or displays well. Fair: Has obvious flaws and may be in fragile condition. Please remember: Never wash anything vintage in the washing machine! Older textiles should only be gently hand washed, and since I prefer to sell only things ready for use or display, most of my items have already been washed. Exceptions are fragile items or things unsuited to immersion in water. Please contact me with questions about condition before
purchasing an item.