These two charming sewing items are French sea-side souvenirs,very popular at the end of the 19th century.
The needle case ,in shape of book,has a very pretty pattern of flower,entirely made of shells,with different colors and shapes,surrounded by golden paper and glued on two sheets of cardboard.It is joined by a piece of velvet.
Inside,there is a little piece of felt,very worn,to prick the needles.
Three loops in velvet allow you to slide a tiny pencil to close the case,but it is missing.
Except for a few small lack of shells,this pretty case is in good antique condition.
It s 2,7’’ x 1,9’’ (6,8cm x 5cm)

The pin cushion is made with a nice mother of pearl shell glued on a hard cardboard, covered with purple velvet.
It is marked Havre, an important French harbor from where transatlantic ships departed.
A small cord ,underneath, allowed to hang it.
It is in good condition. 1,6’’ x 1,2’’ (4cm x 3cm)

Two charming items, perfect for a sewing accessories collection.

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Il était une fois my French antiques choice

Set of Two Pretty Shell Items,Needle Case & Pin Cushion.France Circa 1880-1900.


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