If you love genuine antique sewing tools, then this stunning is the item for you. This is an absolutely superb example of a very small, early 19th century Needle packet Box set. This small card box has an oval hand colored engraving of an exotic scene to the peachy pink colored lid with mint green sides. This hand coloring technique pre-dates the invention of color printing by George Baxter.
One opens the lid to reveal the original 5 inner even smaller lidded boxes. Each little box has a different high relief molded paper design to their mint green card body. We see a rose, a bell flower, peony, fritillaria crown imperial and clematis.
All of the tiny card boxes have their contents - four have their original unopened packets of Deanes London Bridge Drilled Eyed Needles in original tissue paper protectors, a selection of sizes in each ranging from size 6,7,8,and 9 (6 packets in total). According to an 1839 advertisement 'Deanes London-Bridge Needles which have the most extensive patronage of the ladies, not only of England, but of France and Germany'.
The central hand colored pink rose box contains hundreds of glass beads in varying shades of beige.
This gorgeous box retains its original paper hinge and original gold paper detailing to each side. It is a true delight, and a scarce example for your sewing accessory collection. You will not be disappointed.
Size: Outer box 3 7/8 inch by 3.25 inch by 0.5 inch high (9.7 cm by 8.2 cm by 1.5 cm). Each inner box 1.75 inch by 1 1/8 inch by 0.5 inch (4.5 cm by 3 cm by 1.3 cm).
Condition. Very good, sound and stable. A small tear to the card in the bottom left corner joint of the lid. An old repaired tear to the peachy pink paper bottom right corner of the lid. Both minimal but mentioned for accuracy. Minor age related foxing as seen in our many images.
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Stunning Early Victorian Boxed Needle Box Set, Needle Packet, Needle Case Circa 1839
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