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Sewing case

19th century


Dimensions

9.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm (3 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1353

Medium or Technique

Leather gold stamped, silk velvet lining, ivory carved, metal, paper, and silk thread

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Collections

Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A gold stamped dark reddish-brown leather sewing case made to resemble a book binding and labelled, "POEMS", compartment inside and containing a needle case with many needles, a pair of embroidery scissors, a mother-of-pearl stiletto, a cylindrical carved ivory needle case, ivory pen knife, pencil with metal end, a bodkin, a silver thimble with relief frieze of train.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes