Best Picks from the Garden

GVG carries a wide array of carefully curated vintage and antique jewelry, tea cups (primarily English) and other bone china and porcelain pieces, and fine linens for table, bed and bath.  We present here a few of our favorites -- including pieces that have sold. The very best picks from the garden. This gallery is a rotating showcase. 

Madeira table runner or dresser scarf with bright pink, spider mum like flowers, accompanied by nodding vivid blue flowers as well as orange flowers. The vivid colors, rendered in padded satin stitch embroidery, are rare for Madeira. A fabulous find.

A stunning late Edwardian cameo ring of angel skin coral and 14K gold. Made by J.R. Wood & Sons, the shank has wonderful applique of forget me not flowers all around it. The high relief cameo depicts a Grecian woman with long curls an is in excellent condition. The ring is both hallmarked and has the maker's mark as well. A rare find.

Mid Century Hollycraft bib necklace of topaz and citrine florets. It is in perfect condition and ready for use.

This piece is sublime. A machine made mesh net has been used as the foundation for an intricate pattern of Cornely chain stitch embroidery and large sections of cutwork. Many pieces of 19th century tambour style net lace done with Cornely chain stitch may have a border embroidered, or a small pattern. This entire 92" by 72" tablecloth or bed coverlet is heavily embroidered in a pattern of roses and scrolling foliate designs. It is circa 1860-1890.

Exquisite and rare Renaissance lace. A set of 12 place mats, one table runner and 8 napkins -- all handmade circa 1900-1920. Renaissace lace was a mix of machine made tape laces and home made needle lace -- it followed the pattern of older Flemish lace and was made around the turn of the 20th c. This set has sold.

Creamy, substantial Irish linen has been hand embroidered with lively flowers of orange and yellow. Green foliage and brown accents make this tablecloth a perfect pick for Autumn. It is from England is is circa 1950s

Shelley Melody chintz tea cup in mint condition. The cup is Ripon shape. Trimmed in gold.

Pendulous grasses and poppies make a dreamy landscape on this Pickard plate. A Rosethal blank was used to paint this circa 1900-1909.

Shelley tea cup in the Georgian pattern. From an estate and in mint condition,

20 white linen damask napkins (or lapkins) with a rose spray design. Mid century in mint condition. Perfect for weddings.

Six white cotton napkins with crochet inserts. Cottage style or shabby chic, these pretty napkins are for casual use. 12 1/2" square.

Whiskey and Ice crystal and rhinestone bib necklace from Weiss -- old Hollywood glamour translates well with today's trends.

A Shelley tea cup and saucer in the blue Daisy chintz pattern. Cambridge shape cup. This set will brighten any day.

Warm, honey and chocolate colors make a striking mid century fob charm bracelet. Bakelite, art glass, heraldic charms.

Captivating water lily brooch in high relief and detail -- from Danecraft. Sterling Silver. A large and beautifully detailed piece,

An Art Deco necklace of sterling silver, marcasite and carnelian. The bib style necklace has an "S" link chain. One of our favorites, this piece has sold.

Shelley tea cup and saucer in the small Hulmes Rose pattern on a light periwinkle background. The cup is the Ripon shape -- handle and rims are gilded.

A Georgian era cup and saucer was made by John Ridgway & Co. circa 1830. It is in the Japonica pattern -- the saucer has the "Japonica" stamp on it. The saucer has a hairline crack.

A great statement bracelet from Kafin New York. A mid century masterpiece, large deep amethyst glass cabochons alternate with small filigree flowers -- each with molded black glass. Circa 1950s the bracelet is like new.

Sterling silver roses, each with one marcasite, are joined with three chrysoprase cabochons in this Art Deco era bracelet. The roses have an Art Nouveau motif -- they resemble the Glasgow Rose designed by Rennie McIntosh. It is circa 1930s.

A set of eight Art Deco demitasse cups & saucers from Thomas Bavaria. The pattern is Emerald. Bright green borders are covered with cheerful pink and yellow flowers.

Paragon Art Deco style tea cup in a delightful pink. A dramatic contrast to the black. From the 1930s, the cup is textured and the saucer has molded radial leaves.

A mesh collar necklace dripping large topaz crystals. Topaz rhinestones are woven into the mesh as well. A stunning piece for a wedding or special occasion, it is from the 1960s.

Two Danecraft Felch stacking bracelets. The designs on each bangle are different -- but both have floral designs. From the early 1940s,

So beautiful! An Art Nouveau 14K gold floral pin with a large, carved pearl as the centerpiece. The highly detailed pin is small - a wonderful example of Art Nouveau jewelry. The pin has sold.

Victorian 10K gold filled ring with a simulated ruby. The sides are engraved with a swirling design. It has a belcher setting. Great for a promise ring!

14K gold, enameled Krementz Art Nouveau pin circa 1900s. It resembles a snowdrop flower. It is 1 2/5" x 2/5". Krementz is known for their fine Art Nouveau jewelry in the early 1900s.

Incredible Aynsley tea cup and saucer with a gilded grape motif against cobalt. This piece has sold.

A Belleek pitcher with a molded ivy pattern. It has the first black mark -- quite rare. This piece has sold.

CAC Lennox center dish circa 1900s. Hand painted in Arts & Crafts style. A soft pastel palette.

A 19th c. D&C Limoges double handled vase, hand painted in a soft palette. The style emulates the Royal Worcester designs of the period. This piece is being sold As Is - there is a hairline crack round the bulbous part of the vase. Circa 1890s.

A jardiniere from the Chicago studio of Robert France. Detailed lily-of-the-valley plants, including tubers are hand painted against a warm, caramel ombre background. The dramatic gilding is outlined in black. Circa 1900s.

A Pickard dish in the Antique Enamels pattern. signed by Emil Tolpin it dates to 1912. 7 inch square and in excellent condition.

Set of eighteen placemats and napkins -- nine of each. White linen with a pretty leaf and berry motif in white work in one corner.

Dreamy English white linen tablecloth dripping with hand made crochet. The crochet is up to 22 inches long. Circa 1910s.

A set of eight point de venise lace tablemats with matching napkins. Italian, circa 1910s. Exquisite examples of hand made needle lace. These have sold.

One of our favorites, this piece has sold, but we wanted to include it here. It is a Point de Venise lace tablecloth circa 1920s. An array of flower urns and high level of ornamentation makes this a special piece.

An early 20th century Italian tablecloth of knotted lace. It has a motif of grape vines and fruit. A stand out specimen.

Eight organdy Madeira placemats in a soft beige. Seven matching napkins, some still with the retail stickers on them. They feature applique of roses.

Set of ten large, snowy white damask linen napkins from the 1930s. They have a floral bouquet design and are monogrammed with an "E". At 25 1/2" by 26" they are truly lapkins.

Set of nine point de venise needle lace placemats and runner -- eight mats and one runner. In near mint condition. A light latte. Floral motifs. Circa 1910s.

Italian, hand made, ivory point de venise needle lace tablecloth. 140" by 70". A dense design has Art Deco influences. Circa 1920s. Spectacular heirloom tablecloth. Weddings. This item has sold.

Banquet size Madeira tablecloth with 12 matching napkins. Intricate cut work of flower baskets, flowers, neoclassical motifs outlined in light blue embroidery. circa 1920s.

English Arts & Crafts embroidered tablecloth. Fantastic design of padded whimsical flowers. Undyed linen. "1899" is embroidered in black on one corner. 59" by 56".

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