We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a RARE EXQUISITE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE VALISE SEWING ETUI PURSE WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS!
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!
Circa late 1800's. this ALL ORIGINAL sewing purse would also make the PERFECT companion for your TRAVELING POUPEE as her miniature valise, and the ideal vignette to showcase your favorite ALL BISQUE or MIGNONETTE doll and her tiny trousseau items!
The valise boasts GORGEOUS and ORIGINAL DETAIL, including it's beautiful rich RUST VELVET exterior, original decorative BRASS SCROLL embellishment with brass plate top, and velvet covered ORIGINAL HANDLE with brass ends! When its brass clasp is pushed in on each side, both ends of the purse open up to reveal the most FABULOUS INTERIOR lined with its original sumptuous CHAMPAGNE SILK material that has been BEAUTIFULLY RUCHED at each end, bordering inserts with tiny loops to house miniature SEWING UTENSILS! The middle compartment is lined on the sides as well, including a loop to hold additional sewing items!
The valise is ELLIPTICAL in shape, almost resembling a LITTLE TRUNK, and measures 5 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" deep at the bottom, and 4" high, with the handle measuring 3 1/2" tall and 4" wide! When opened, it measures 6 1/2" wide with just one of the ends down, and is a total of 9 1/2" wide with both ends laying flat! It is in overall EXCELLENT condition, with minor age wear to the exterior velvet fabric (mostly to the handle) and almost a PRISTINE interior, and a papered underside retaining four tiny BRASS FEET!
Included with the sewing purse are it's ORIGINAL CONTENTS including a tiny BONE AWL measuring 2 5/8" long, a set of mother-of-pearl MINIATURE BUTTONS on their original card measuring 1 3/4" by 7/8" square, an antique miniature STRAWBERRY PINCUSHION measuring 2" long, a NEEDLE PACK measuring 1 3/4" by 1", and a wound of pink EMBROIDERY THREAD measuring 1 1/4" long!
We are showing this tiny valise being modeled by our antique 13" French Fashion doll for scale, who is thinking of a DOZEN ways to use this little trunk in her next travels------also PERFECT for displaying your favorite MIGNONETTE or ALL BISQUE doll with a wardrobe and accessory items!
A MUST HAVE for the collector of antique SEWING EPHEMERA, or a coveted accessory for your ANTIQUE DOLL, this RARE EXQUISITE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MINIATURE VALISE SEWING ETUI PURSE WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration------a UNIQUE NOVELTY item for the advanced collector!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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