Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads

With tiny ivory bun feet raising it, this typical antique Georgian to early Victorian needles case or box is a grand miniature chest with its arching domed top that's trimmed with facet-cut steel pins. Original paper lined interior and paper bottom. The pushbutton clasp opens it to reveal the repository for sewing pins, packets of needles, and for whatever other small items a lady of the era would have found necessary to tuck inside. We always like the bun feet, here in ivory. These miniatures often look like a tea caddy of the era, and are wonderful now grouped together on a tabletop or vitrine and with a variety of sizes of English boxes of similar age and appearance. We have many coming to list - gather a bunch!

Very good condition with the exception of a couple of tiny flaws - the tiny silver cartouche that would have centered the top lid is, I believe, a replacement in bright brass, and there is a small chip on one side. A minor issue in display, certainly, but bears mention. We've allowed for it in our price. Enjoy!

NOTE This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah office, and is not available to California customers, sorry.

Item ID: 1007tscskt4


NOTE This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah office, and is not available to California customers, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.

Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads

Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads
Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads
Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads
Antique English Tortoise Shell Needles Box, Casket, Case - Tortoiseshell with Steel Beads

With tiny ivory bun feet raising it, this typical antique Georgian to early Victorian needles case or box is a grand miniature chest with its arching domed top that's trimmed with facet-cut steel pins. Original paper lined interior and paper bottom. The pushbutton clasp opens it to reveal the repository for sewing pins, packets of needles, and for whatever other small items a lady of the era would have found necessary to tuck inside. We always like the bun feet, here in ivory. These miniatures often look like a tea caddy of the era, and are wonderful now grouped together on a tabletop or vitrine and with a variety of sizes of English boxes of similar age and appearance. We have many coming to list - gather a bunch!

Very good condition with the exception of a couple of tiny flaws - the tiny silver cartouche that would have centered the top lid is, I believe, a replacement in bright brass, and there is a small chip on one side. A minor issue in display, certainly, but bears mention. We've allowed for it in our price. Enjoy!

NOTE This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah office, and is not available to California customers, sorry.

Item ID: 1007tscskt4


NOTE This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah office, and is not available to California customers, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.

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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA   

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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