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Special Purpose Flower / Millinery Irons

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antiques we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

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Flower / Leaf IronsUnusual Small Flower / Leaf Irons  These are the tools that were used in the antique millinery, dressmaking, costume-making, and other assorted fabric trades to make beautiful silk and velvet flowers that adorned the fancy hats and clothing of the day.  After the fabric was starched it would have been pressed between the two heated halves of these pressing molds to emboss the design.  Typically these brass and iron tools are found in much larger sizes.  The smallest one here measures about 1 inch and the largest one about 2.5 inches.  All three of these small leaf irons are intricately detailed and make for a great display.

Good . . . . .  $85.00  Each       SOLD








Miniature Flower Irons4 Miniature Flower Irons   These flower irons are from a long-time collection of miniature irons we are selling for a consignor.  There is a matched set of three "flowers" in graduated sizes measuring 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8", and a tiny "leaf" iron as well.  I have never seen any this small before.  Rare and special!!   

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Excellent . . . . . .  $495.00 / set of 3 flowers ........ $145.00 for the leaf      All SOLD!





Flower IronLarge Graphic Flower Iron   This is one of the largest, most graphic and highly detailed examples of a flower iron which I acquired several years ago when I bought out the entire inventory from a Connecticut millenary firm which had gone out of business.   This one is a special example.

Good . . . . .  $195.00       SOLD



Nearly all of the flower and leaf irons listed below came from the Norm Kelly collection of pressing irons.  We sold him a number of these about 10 years ago after we bought a large number of them, which had come out of a closed factory in Connecticut, at an auction in NY.  It was the largest stash I had ever seen and we had a lot of fun moving them and dispersing them.  Norm was in line to get some of the nicest ones and he had the pick of the collection.




Antique Silk Flower Iron3 Flower Irons   Here are three large and very graphic examples.  The one on the left resembles a daisy, the one in the middle looks like a sunflower, and the one on the right I think is a poinsettia.  The middle one has a few careful repairs to the ends of a few petals.

Left . . . . .Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!    

Middle . . . . . Good ....... $75.00     SOLD!

Right. . . . .Good ....... $175.00     SOLD!     






Antique Flower Irons3 Vintage Flower / Leaf Irons   The one on the left is an upright lighter duty model probably suitable for lighter weight fabrics.  The other two are very finely detailed.  All three are really lovely! 

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Left . . . . Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!

Middle . . . . . Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!

Right . . . . . Good ....... $125.00     SOLD!








Vintage Silk Flower Irons3 Small Flower Irons   Each one is different.........way different from the next.  These are very popular today with both cottage industry users for what they can produce, and collectors who just like the form and function. 

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Left . . . . Good ....... $125.00     SOLD!

Middle . . . . . Good ....... $85.00     SOLD!

Right . . . . . Good ....... $125.00     SOLD!






Vintage & Antique Silk Flower Iron3 Vintage Flower Irons   The one on the left and the middle one are "in-ees".  The right one an "out-ee".

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Left . . . . Good ....... $125.00     SOLD!

Middle . . . . . Good ....... $100.00     SOLD!

Right . . . . . Good ....... $100.00     SOLD!






Silk Flower / Leaf Iron3 Vintage Flower & Leaf Irons   The one in the middle is a very large and finely detailed leaf.  I am not sure what the two outside ones represent, but they are almost mirror images, one a "female" and one a "male" if you will.   

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Left . . . . Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!

Middle . . . . . Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!

Right . . . . . Good ....... $150.00     SOLD!





Large Silk Flower Iron / Leaf IronLarge Vintage Flower / Leaf Iron   This one is over 6" across and must weigh close to 20lbs.  It is one of the largest I have ever seen or had.  This is the way it came from the factory, with felt flower impressions still stuck inside the form. 

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Good ....... $125.00     SOLD!







Flower Iron Cutters4 Vintage Flower & Leaf Iron Cutters   From what I have heard each flower iron is supposed to have a matching cutter to cut the fabric before it was placed in the mold.  Its rare to find the matching pairs, as typically over the years the cutters would have gotten separated from the irons.  I do not think any of these are for the irons above, but they will display nicely. 

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Good ....... $15.00 / Choice     SOLD!




Antique Flower Iron Cutters2 Vintage Flower & Leaf Iron Cutters   These are from a different collection and are heavier duty and probably for leather and /or heavy fabric.  On the left is a figural "6" or "9", and then on the right is a nice "star". 

Good ....... $15.00 / Choice     SOLD!





www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron Sales3 Piece Flower Iron   Includes both halves of the press as well as the matched cutter.  Rarely do you find all three pieces.  Graphic, bold, and nice!

Good + . . . . . .  $225.00     SOLD!







www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesMaple Leaf Flower Iron   A really pretty form!  Very detailed and nice!

Good + . . . . . .  $150.00     SOLD!








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This is just a sample of the many antiques we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques  Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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