We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE NEEDLE CASE BOOK!
Whether a collector of antique SEWING EPHEMERA or wanting that special miniature accessory item for display with your ANTIQUE DOLL, you will be THRILLED with this very HARD TO FIND miniature gem!
The needle case measures a DIMINUTIVE 2 3/8" high, 1 7/8" wide, and is 1 1/8" thick when closed; when open there are four needle packets that extend ACCORDION STYLE to a total of 8 3/4" wide! The outside frame of the case is embellished with its original gorgeous DRESDEN PAPER trim featuring an embossed white, red and gold FLORAL DESIGN around the sides, and the front of the book has it's original GILDED PAPER with colorful FLORAL DIE CUT embellishment! When opened, on one side it reveals it's original FRAMED MIRROR, and the inside of the case is lined with it's original gorgeous GOLD PAPER, housing the original blue and red GEOMETRIC LITHOGRAPH papered fold-out section featuring four NEEDLE PACKETS! Each packet is stamped in gold "6, 7, 8, and ASST." on their original RED LEATHER pulls, and the backs of the packets have beautiful GOLD METALLIC paper! We don't know if the packets still contain their original needles as they are secured inside the leather tabs, but for all intensive purposes they do appear intact!
With the exception of foxing and some crackling to the original interior mirror and age wear around the outside edging, the needle case book is in overall GOOD CONDITION with the lithograph colors still VIBRANT and the gold embossed metallic paper wonderfully GLOWING; an overall GORGEOUS DISPLAY piece!
Our 13" antique French Fashion doll DELIGHTS in modeling this wonderful accessory item, and whether a collector of antique Victorian SEWING EPHEMERA or wanting that special miniature accessory for your antique doll, this EXQUISITE RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE NEEDLE CASE BOOK is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration---------a TINY TREASURE!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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