What a surprise it is when we find an antique item in nearly pristine condition like this one is. Must have been treasured, it appears not to have been used and it is a pleasure to offer it here. The little tapestry or sampler panel is entirely hand sewn, and is perfect. The pad of notepaper within remains clean, ready to be used by you, its next owner. Gold edging is intact and the leather is supple and fine.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, very little evidence of age, but we know this item is 19th c. (c.1870-90) so the very tiny rub to edge of leather at the spine. The little metal latch through which the closure tongue inserts shows a little age because it is steel, and the word is Souvenir. Fabulous, isn't it!
Lots of detail in our professional photographer's large images - please review them all on computer screen rather than a phone to be sure you've seen the item in full.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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