I mentioned this lingerie case a couple posts back. I bought it several years ago from my friend Joan, who owns Mormon Trader Antiques (the brick & mortar storefront) and Estates & Remainders (which is estate liquidation portion of the business). At the time, I paid only $25 for this, which included what Joan calls the "family discount" for her friends, LOL. Take a look at this beauty.
The lingerie case is a creamy satin, inside and out. The pictures make it look white, but it's definitely a rich cream color. It's thickly padded and very luxurious. Inside there are two pockets (didn't take pictures of the inside - my bad) and the condition is near perfect.
It's getting more and more difficult to find nice specimens of ribbonwork from the twenties and thirties, but with this piece, I feel as though I struck gold. Helen Gibb, as I mentioned in a previous post, absolutely raved about piece, both workmanship and condition.
The gathered rose, above, is most intriguing. Helen said she'd never seen one like it. She took dozens of pictures of this case and asked me if it was OK to try to figure out how this was done. I hope she does, because it's not as simple as it might appear. There is padding in there.
The leaves and stems are all pretty basic. The ribbons are all ombre silk. I wish I had some provenance with this piece, but sadly, I don't. Still, I treasure it and have never seen another one that comes close to it, in my estimation. Of course, I'm going shopping tomorrow for another ribbonwork piece; Joan said she'd bring in her inventory for me to "play" with. My hopes are high!