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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

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From the Napoleon III era, France (c.1850-70, approximately), comes this complete and lovely sewing box with all of its original sewing tools. You see how lovely the interior is, still. It probably had a mirror on inside of lid in the original form, and perhaps you'll want to have a mirror cut for it, but it's charming just as it is. This type usually had that mirror and it was draped a bit with, in this case, the same red/pink paper or fabric you see in the interior, drawn back on each side a bit like curtains. Sometimes this type also included a pair of scent bottles but this one is a little smaller form than we've found in past, and isn't fitted for scent bottles. The sewing implements include scissors, needle case, thimble, bodkin (which has a crochet hook end) and stiletto. All match, and they are brass rather than vermeil (gold on sterling silver). A set perhaps for a young girl in its time.

Very good condition for age and type. The box is beautiful inside and out. As noted, perhaps a mirror would have been inside the lid. All of the original sewing implements are intact, charming in their fittings. The old lock works and has its original key (rare to find). Sewing implements tray lifts out. Compartment in lower box is for sewing patterns and extras, spools, silk for embroidery. Might well have come from a boutique of the old Palais Royal. Box is 7.5" x 5.25" and is 3.25" high when closed. Measurements also noted on photos.

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