Lacemaking Bobbin Fancy Beads Spangles 1870s Bedford Pillow Lace Treen Antique Beads
This is an antique lace making bobbin of turned wood or treen with antique glass beads made in Bedfordshire, England n the East Midlands style 1850-1870s.
The lace making bobbin for so called pillow lace or cushion lace making is made of Mahogany and measures 4.5 inches long.
The antique glass bead spangles are a brown, green and white round swirl bead, 2 rounded square textured pink beads, 4 flat round clear textured beads and a copper ornament with rings, that I don't know the use for.
The beads are old and hand made glass and the bobbin is beautifully turned with a remnant of thread still attached. Lovely!