This colorful lot of antique embroidery thread would lend a beautiful and unique vintage touch to your office, workshop, or home decor. Display the vintage embroidery thread samples in a candy dish or vintage glass jar.
The antique thread and cardboard thread winders also have a historical significance as they are amazingly well preserved artifacts of the New York Society of Decorative Art founded in 1877 by Candace Wheeler. Considered the mother of American interior design and a prominent textile designer, Wheeler was an authority on American design and home decoration and was influential in the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts Movements. She helped launch the New York Exchange for Women's Work supporting the manufacture and sale of products produced in the home including household linens, handicrafts, and baked goods.
This antique thread dates from the late 1800s. The thread is in good condition but is being sold for display and its historical interest as its tensile strength has not been tested. The antique cardboard thread winders are in good condition showing slight tanning from age. Each winder is stamped "N.Y. Society of Decorative Art." Several of the winders are numbered and have notations in pencil.
Lot includes nine small thread winders wound with small amounts of thread.
Each thread winder measures approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
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