Antique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing ToolsAntique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing Tools

Whether they collect sewing implements or items to display with antique dolls, collectors of many persuasions will love this little item! It is a whimsical Victorian sewing etui, housed charmingly in the shell of a real walnut! Occasionally one can find these on the marketplace, but seldom in a shell in such good condition. The interior sports a chased silver platform that is pierced and lined below the surface in a manner that receives the variety of tools housed within. The tools include two silver thimbles, a gutta percha thread winder, a miniature awl and half of a silver needle case. Naturally, an avid collector would delight in the search for additional tools to add to the collection.

The walnut shell measures 2" (5 cm) long. It has a lovely patina. The clasp works well, and both halves of the shell fit together. The inside of the lid section is unlined. There are a very few minor cracks to the shell on either end of the walnut, and they appear to have been filled. As I mentioned, half of the needle case is missing, but it does not show if the case is placed properly into the receptacle. It is a charming item to place into the hand of a favorite doll!

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Antique Walnut Shell Etui With Sewing Tools

$595

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