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19th C Reticule

19th C Reticule
19th C Reticule

19th C Reticule

One of my dirty little collecting secrets is that I am obsessed with reticules and seed bags.  Over the years I have amassed quite a collection, most of which has been relegated to drawers and cupboards and have not seen the light of day in a while.  I used to rotate them on peg racks and cupboard doors, but time just doesn’t seem to allow me the leisure to do that any longer.  Therefore, I have decided that some of these need to go so that they can be enjoyed, instead of hidden in storage.

This piece is a wonderful example of a late 19th C utilitarian farm reticule.  Much too large for seeds, it was probably used for trips to town or even sewing items.

Entirely hand-sewn, it measures 13 inches wide by 26 inches long.  It is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or tears and still retains its original calico draw-string, although that part of it is quite fragile due to age and use.  The fabric of the bag is fabulous: a natural, blue and brown striped pillow ticking of the time period.

This has been one of my favorites for its simplicity.  It was purchased at a farm sale in Wanamaker’s years ago, the Leaser estate.  There have been many wonderful textiles and smalls listed on this site from that sale which was a treasure-trove of wonderful pieces from the past. 

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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