Antique Victorian velvet needle box or needle case in the form of a book . Velvet covered box with embossed paper roses on top of lid. Back side of case is purple velvet. the top is a more faded purple. The sides are a dark golden brown velvet. The interior of the lid has a lithographed picture of a little girl and her dog. The inside of the bottom box has gilt paper. This box would have housed needle packets. Box is in sturdy used condition with some fading and loss to gilt. Some wear to the high points of embossed scrap on cover. Please see photos for condition and detailed description below.
Date: Circa 1880
Size: 2 1/4 by almost 3 inches. 1 1/4 wide
Condition. Velvet is in very good condition. Front velvet more faded with three tiny areas of loss along edge. Bent lower front corner. Fading to gold gilt on interior. Area on bottom of interior of case where scrap has been removed. Some wear to high points of embossed scrap on cover. Box itself is sturdy and still useable. Overall very good condition considering its use and age. Please see photos.
Victorian Velvet Needle Box or Needle Case in Form of a Book