We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE and RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE LITHOGRAPHED SEWING BOX ETUI!
This FABULOUS miniature has it's ORIGINAL CONTENTS and also features a CHARMING CHILD motif, and is ONE OF TWO antique sewing etuis which we are also showing here and will be selling under a separate offering, so please check our listings frequently for a treasure you can't resist!
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!
This darling little etui box measures a DIMINUTIVE 3" wide, 2" deep and 1 3/4" high, and features original gorgeous vibrant FLORAL LITHOGRAPH paper on all sides with pink, blue, gold and red flowers! The top of the box is embellished with it's original royal blue SILK PINCUSHION top with sweet DIE CUT of an urn holding a bouquet of flowers, flanked by original DRESDEN PAPER trim! The lid flaps which have separated at the corners have rich GILDED PAPER and originally these also had Dresden paper trim as well as another flap along the back, but this flap is now gone, and with the exception of remnants of one piece on one flap side, so is the Dresden paper.
The etui opens from the front, revealing an enchanting original miniature lithograph winter scene on the interior lid of CHARMING CHILDREN and displaying the original GILDED DRESDEN paper interior and all of it's original GLORIOUS CONTENTS! There are two flaps that are beautifully gilded on one side, and on the reverse side features a different beautiful paper with a VIBRANT GEOMETRIC design in orange, red, and blue colors, retaining the original RED LEATHER loops which are numbered and at one time contained needle packets! When the flaps are opened it reveals the bottom of the box with original YELLOW PAPERED interior compartment, which houses two wonderful MINIATURE ACCESSORIES including a TINY PENCIL measuring 2 5/8" long and a lovely hand sewn miniature ANTIQUE QUILT made of cotton fabric and measuring a DIMINUTIVE 3 1/2" by 3 1/8" folded and 7 1/2" by 3 1/2" unfolded! One side of the quilt has different patchwork squares, while the other has a contrasting plaid design, but both work together charmingly!
The front of the box has another beautifully gilded flap and on one side contains it's original MIRROR which is trimmed with an ornate papered gold DRESDEN FRAME which sits on top of the box interior compartment! The bottom of the etui is just as lovely as the rest of it, papered with it's original ROYAL PURPLE cover! There are so many different and fabulous original facets to this AMAZING ETUI that you will want to play with it over and over again-------a GORGEOUS piece of VICTORIAN EPHEMERA! With some age wear, mostly to the exterior paper as noted, the etui is in COMPLETE and ALL ORIGINAL condition with the lithographing still good and the gold embossed Dresden paper wonderfully GLOWING----you will be THRILLED with this GLORIOUS Victorian 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 and VERY RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE LITHOGRAPHED SEWING BOX ETUI with ORIGINAL CONTENTS is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration---------a TINY TREASURE!
This FABULOUS miniature is ONE OF TWO antique miniature sewing etuis which we are also showing here and will be selling under a separate offering, so please check our listings frequently for a treasure you can't resist!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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